Construction on the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) ambitious coastal road has resumed in full swing after the Supreme Court (SC) last Monday modified a Bombay high court (HC) order from April. The SC reprieve allows contractors to proceed with works that have already commenced, but with a rider that there will be no new work in any new area.
Working round the clock on all days of the week, the BMC has resumed work at Priyadarshini Park, Marine Drive, Amarsons Garden, Haji Ali and the Worli sea face.
According to a senior civic official, ongoing construction, which began last December, comprises 17% of the total work of phase one of the project, aimed to connect the island city to the western suburbs. The estimated cost of this is ₹12,721 crore. (…)