The bridge will be an extension of the road that the civic body has built up to Lokhandwala Complex.
Mumbai: Distance between Versova and Lokhandwala Complex in Andheri (west) will be closer as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has planned to build a bridge on Kavathe creek to connect these places. The bridge will be an extension of the road that the civic body has built up to Lokhandwala Complex.
The 110 metre-long and 17 metre-wide bridge will be constructed at Amarnath Tower building near Yari Road and Lokhandwala Back Road Junction in Andheri (west) at the cost of Rs 44.38 crore. The period for completing the work is 18 months excluding monsoon.
“The BMC, as per the Development Plan (DP) provisions, has already built an 18.30-metre long road on the west side of Kavathe creek. However, the road could not be developed entirely due to the creek. To complete it, a bridge is necessary to facilitate traffic,” a senior civic official said.
The BMC has appointed Construma Consultancy as technical consultant to prepare plan, design, estimates and tender documents for the project at the cost of `58 lakh, whereas Shrikhande Consultants has been appointed as the review consultants for `17 lakh.
The civic body had received bids from two contractors – Sai Projects and Ranjit Buildcon, of which the former emerged as the lowest bidder with a bid of `44.38 crore. According to civic officials, Sai Project has carried out several works in Railway Corporation.
“It was a long-pending demand from the locals to build a bridge on Kavathe creek to connect Versova and Lokhandwala Complex. The bridge would bring both the places closer,” said Andheri resident Yash Talpade.