India's first underwater sea tunnel

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India’s First Undersea Tunnel in Mumbai Set to Open by November 2023.

An overview of the news

  • The tunnels begin close to Girgaon (before Marine Drive), travel under the Arabian Sea, Girgaon Chowpatty, and Malabar Hill, and finally terminate at Breach Candy’s Priyadarshini Park. 

  • The high-speed coastal route aims to reduce the 45-minute peak-time trip from Girgaon to Worli to only 10 minutes.

  • The diameter of the tunnels is 12.19 meters which is 17-20 meters below sea level. About 1 kilometer part is under the sea.

  • The tunnels reach a depth of 72 meters in Malabar Hill. The front part at the entry and exit points of the tunnel will be made of fiberglass.

  • Construction of tunnels is a part of the Mumbai Coastal Road Project (MCRP) being built by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

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