The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has shortlisted 29 firms for the final bidding process of the Mumbai trans-harbour link (MTHL) project.
The project is estimated to cost Rs 17,750 crore and includes construction of the 22 km link connecting Sewri and Nhava. The project has been divided into three parts, where the first two are 16.5 km long sea-bridge components, and the third is for construction of a road upto Chirle. The Mumbai Port Trust has handed over the land for the project.
The shortlisted companies include Larsen & Toubro (L&T), Bridge Engineering Group Co, AFCONS Infrastructure, Simplex Infrastructures, etc. J. Kumar Infraprojects has been qualified for construction of a 3.813 km road.
The companies qualified for the final stage of bidding have to submit the requests for proposal (RFP) by 5April, 2017.
The contract is likely to be awarded by June 2017, and work on the same is expected to start by October 2017. The project is expected to be completed by 2019 end.