Bandra Worli Sea Link

  • Maharashtra toll booth violence: 25 MNS workers detained January 28, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police on Tuesday detained 25 Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers have for vandalising Bandra Worli sea link. This comes a day after MLA Pravin Darekar and 71 MNS workers were arrested on Monday for vandalising a toll booth in Dahisar. The MNS workers were charged with sections...
  • Mumbai: No more toll queues on BandraWorli sea link August 3, 2012

    Mumbai: In a city besieged with long traffic queues, the latest initiative by the transport authorities will come as a relief to motorists. The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) and the tollcollecting agency Mumbai Entry Point Limited (MEPL) introduced an electronictoll payment system on BandraWorli Sea Link yesterday. The decision...
  • Raj Travels owner Lalit Sheth commits suicide August 2, 2012

    Mumbai: India's leading leisure travel service provider Raj Travels' owner Lalit Sheth on Wednesday allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the Bandra Worli Sea Link bridge in central Mumbai, police said. "56yearold Sheth, who owns Raj Travels, jumped from the sea link bridge this afternoon, leaving a suicide note," Deputy Police...
  • Sea link tweet gets Mandy Bedi hubby in trouble May 18, 2011

    The construction company that built the Bandra Worli Sea Link has lodged a complaint "unknown persons" for spreading rumours about a link wire collapse. Police will also investigate whether Raj Kaushal and others posted damaging tweets advising commuters to avoid the link. On March 23 Mumbaikars were flooded with rumours...
  • Cong refuses to comment on Bachchan row April 1, 2010

    New Delhi: Having criticised actor Amitabh Bachchan over the past few days for accepting to be Gujarat's brand ambassador, the Congress on Wednesday refused to comment further on the issue. "I have nothing further to add," party spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan said to repeated questions on Bachchan. Asked about reports in the...
  • Is Congress unfairly targeting Big B? May 19, 2011

    Amitabh Bachchan takes on the Maharashtra Chief Minister saying he can prove that he was invited for the BandraWorli Sea Link inauguration. So is the Congress unfairly targeting Bollywood's biggest icon? ...
  • Amitabh slams Cong, says he is apolitical March 28, 2010

    New Delhi: One of Bollywood's biggest icon Amitabh Bachchan finds himself in the middle of a controversy after attending the inauguration of the second carriageway of the BandraWorli Sea Link. While Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has claimed that Amitabh was not invited for the event, the actor has responded by...
  • Big B, an easy target for Congress March 28, 2010

    New Delhi: Amitabh Bachchan's presence at the inauguration of the second carriageway of the BandraWorli Sea Link has led to controversy with Maharashtra Cchief Minister Ashok Chavan even claiming that he didn't knew the Bollywood superstar was invited. The Big B has slammed the Congress for saying he arrived uninvited for...
  • Was invited for sealink event: Big B to Cong March 25, 2010

    Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan has slammed the Maharashtra Congress for questioning his presence at the BandraWorli sea link inauguration in Mumbai on Wednesday. The Maharashtra government says he was an uninvited guest at the Mumbai event but Amitabh Bachchan insists he was requested to be the chief guest but is now...
  • Mumbai gears up for marathon on Sunday January 16, 2010

    Mumbai: Mumbai Marathon will be held in the city on Sunday morning. From celebrities to ordinary participants all the participants are geared up with their running shoes. Almost 38,000 people will be participating in the marathon with many firsts. The race has original marathon flame from Greece, an increased prize money...
  • After 4 months, BandraWorli sealink incurs losses November 11, 2009

    Mumbai: An engineering marvel, the pride of Mumbai, but it seems that the novelty of the BandraWorli sealink has worn off in just four months as toll operators say the traffic hasn't been encouraging Managing Director, MEP toll Ltd Jayant Mhaiskar said, "The revenue as well as traffic has...
  • Two injured in mishap on BandraWorli Sealink July 25, 2009

    Mumbai: Two persons were injured when a vehicle collided with a taxi and a car on Friday on the recently inaugurated BandraWorli Sealink. It is the first accident on the bridge after it was thrown opent to the public, police said. A northbound vehicle hit a taxi and a Honda...
  • BandraWorli Sea link starts toll tax July 6, 2009

    Mumbai The BandraWorli Sea link which had been thrown open to the public on Wednesday, had been kept free of toll for the first few days. But from Monday onwards the toll charges will be Rs 50 one way to use the BandraWorli bridge. Thousands had lined up to try...
  • Sea Link drive proves nightmare for Mumbaikars July 2, 2009

    Mumbai: A joy ride over the BandraWorli Sea Link after the dinner seems to be the agenda of many Mumbaikars now. The sea link was thrown open to the public at 0700 hrs IST on Wednesday. As there is no toll fee this week Mumbaikars celebrated their citys new landmark....
  • Traffic jams on day one of BandraWorli Sea Link July 2, 2009

    Day one of the BandraWorli Sea Link of course didn't have only regular commuters but also scores of Mumbaikars who simply wanted to soakin the experience first hand. However, the commuters were disappointed as it took 45 minutes to cover a route of six minutes, just teething problems or does...
  • Day one: Rescue operation on BandraWorli Sea Link July 2, 2009

    Mumbai: In a dramatic rescue operation in the sea early on Wednesday morning, the coastguard saved nine people including four policemen from a fishing launch called 'Mauli' in the high seas. The police team were on duty for the VVIP security in view of the BandraWorli Sea Link (BWSL) inauguration since...
  • Naming controversy over BandraWorli Sea Link July 2, 2009

    The BandraWorli Sea Link was inaugurated on Tuesday and what was supposed to be Mumbai's pride has turned into a political logjam of sorts. NCP leader Sharad Pawar suggested that the link be named after late prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, but the Shiv Sena has protested over this and has...
  • Mumbai Sea Link: Chaos on Day 1 July 1, 2009

    New Delhi: The newly inaugurated BandraWorli Sea Link in Mumbai opened to the public on Wednesday morning but Day One witnessed threekmlong traffic jams at both ends of the bridge. Billed as an engineering marvel at a cost of Rs 1,600 crore, India's first sea bridge promised to cut travel time...
  • Watch: BandraWorli bridge hit by traffic snarls on day 1 July 1, 2009

    Mumbai: The just completed Worli sea link came as a huge relief for the Mumbaikars but the joy has lasted for not too long. The clogging of vehicles at the Worli sea link created massive traffic snarls. ...
  • In pics: Commuters stuck in traffic jam at BandraWorli sea link July 1, 2009

    The BandraWorli sea link was thrown open to people of Mumbai at 7 o'clock on Wednesday morning after its formal inauguration on Tuesday. Commuters turned up in large numbers for their first drive on the link which resulted in a long traffic jam. ...
  • Sea link named after Rajiv Gandhi, Sena in protest mode July 3, 2009

    Mumbai: First there was the name of the father, then the name of the son, then the name of other holy ghosts and now Rajiv Gandhi's name. For the Congress party, when it's time to build bridges with the voters, it's also time to invoke the family name. NCP leader Sharad...
  • BandraWorli sea link: Bridging a gulf July 1, 2009

    Mumbai: The much awaited BandraWorli sea link in Mumbai is finally open and as the city celebrates its new landmark, this 4.7 km bridge across the sea which cost Rs 1,600 crore to build hopes to ease Mumbai's traffic problems. ...
  • Mumbai has another landmark: Ajit Gulabchand July 1, 2009

    In Mumbai, the BandraWorli sea link, 10 years in the making, was finally inaugurated on Tuesday. The mammoth bridge connecting the city to its western suburbs promises to cut down travel time by an hour. Chairman and MD of HCC, Ajit Gulabchand joined CNNIBN to tell us more about the...
  • Mumbai fishermen blame sea link for poor catch July 1, 2009

    Mumbai: The Bandra Worli sea link is good news for daily commuters as it will save over half an hour of travel time for them. However, the local fishermen community in the area is upset with the concrete marvel in sea. "We can't travel on it. We will get no benefit out...
  • Snags failed to stop sea link from coming up July 1, 2009

    Mumbai: The Bandra Worli sea link has finally been thrown open to public use, but not without facing several hurdles which delayed the project. The sea link was conceived in 1999 to provide relief to the harassed Mumbai commuter in five years. However, the sea link hit roadblock after roadblock even...
  • Watch: Commuters divided over Bandra Worli sea link utility June 30, 2009

    The much awaited Bandra Worli sea link has been feted as the end to the Mumbaikar's commuting woes. But not everyone is convinced about the claims. ...
  • Mumbai's lifeline July 1, 2009

    Mumbai: Billed as an engineering marvel, India's first sea bridge was thrown open in Mumbai on Tuesday, promising to cut travel time by 80 percent, bypassing 23 traffic signals that commuters have to endure otherwise. United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi inaugurated the gleaming new $325 million bridge, called the...
  • Buses to get the BEST of Mumbai sea link June 30, 2009

    Mumbai's new landmark, the BandraWorli Sea Link, is also the citys latest tourist spot. BEST, the city bus service, plans to cash on it by running opendeck buses to give a panoramic view to all its commuters. ...
  • Mumbai sea link: commuters happy, investors wary June 30, 2009

    Mumbai: Ten years and $325 million later, an ambitious sea bridge aimed at easing Mumbai's notorious traffic jams opened on Tuesday, holding out hope for harried commuters as well as investors betting on infrastructure. Only four of the bridge's eight lanes will initially be operational, underlining the many risks and pitfalls...
  • Photogallery: India's biggest sea link opens in Mumbai June 30, 2009

    The Rs 1,600crore, 5.6km BandraWorli Sea Link (BWSL), India's first open eightlane, cablesupported sea bridge will reduce traffic congestion in Mumbai. ...