Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on January 12 reviewed work on the Bandra-Versova and Versova-Virar sea link projects. The CM instructed the officials to expedite work on the sea link projects to ease vehicular movement in Mumbai.
Both the sea link projects are being executed by state-run Maharashtra Road Development Corporation. The 9.6-km Bandra-Versova sea link aims to address traffic jam issues and save fuel and time of motorists, the statement said.
The chief minister suggested during the meeting to connect the coastal road to the Western Express Highway from suburban Versova, it said. The project is expected to complete the project work by 2025, the statement said.
The Versova-Virar sea link, of 42.75-km length, will be completed in two phases - from Versova to Vasai and Vasai to Virar - it said.
Thackeray said the two sea link projects will help boost the economy in the areas concerned and increase employment opportunities there.