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Sea link to be closed on Sunday, tower crane to be removed

The Bandra-Worli sea link will look more impressive from the next fortnight.

mumbai Updated: Apr 20, 2011 01:45 IST
HT Correspondent

The Bandra-Worli sea link will look more impressive from the next fortnight.

The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation will dismantle the tower crane, which was an eye sore, located close to pier 19 that holds the iconic cable-stayed bridge.

However, the sea link will be closed for traffic on Sunday from 5am until midnight to remove the tower crane that is perched 140m above sea level.

The tower crane, which can lift up to 16 tonnes of weight, had played a crucial role in the construction of the sea link.

“We need to dismantle the crane for which we will need two days. We plan a complete shutdown of the sea link on Sunday because a few motorists use it on holidays,” said a senior Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation official, requesting anonymity.

HCC officials say that on May 1, they will shut only one four-lane carriageway for traffic to complete the work.

Motorists will have to use the Mahim Causeway to reach south Mumbai on Sunday, while the traffic police department will work out the modalities for effective dispersal of traffic.

Work on the connector at the Worli-end of the eight-lane Bandra-Worli sea link is still on.