Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Drive On The Arabian Sea


By Manuwant Choudhary

A drive on the Arabian Sea - even before the 1300 crore rupees Bandra-Worli Sea Link opens this month to VVIPs and traffic in Bombay, is what my friend Parul Merchant did and she sends me these exclusive photos.

Work began on this Sea Link by the Hindustan Construction Company in 2001 and was expected to be completed by 2008.

The link by connecting Bandra to Worli hopes to ease traffic and pollution in the city of Bombay as 80,000 vehicles are expected to use this sea link cutting travel time from 40 minutes to only ten minutes.

Enjoy the photos and appreciate this architectural feat.

But curse our politicians for this lop-sided development of India...the destruction of our cities due to the large migrations and the utter neglect of rural India.

First the buildings got taller and the slums wider and now you have a road on the sea.

Jai Ho !

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