Anand Mahindra Drives Through Mumbai’s Coastal Road Tunnel: Congratulates L&T [Video]

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde recently inaugurated the newly constructed South Mumbai Coastal Road, which connected Worli and Marine Drive. Soon after its inauguration, the Mahindra Group chairman, Anand Mahindra, was seen taking a ride on this newly constructed tunnel. The Mahindra boss even appreciated engineering company Larsen and Toubro for the construction of this new tunnel.

Anand Mahindra visits South Mumbai Coastal Road

Anand Mahindra has shared the video of him enjoying the ride on the all-new South Mumbai Coastal Road on his X (formerly Twitter) profile. He shared the video with the caption, “Was a ‘tunnel-tourist’ today & checked out the newly minted undersea tunnel that’s part of the new coastal road in Mumbai! Had been waiting to cruise down this, and it was worth the wait. Well done, ⁦@larsentoubro⁩!”

The video shows Anand Mahindra’s vehicle being driven on the newly constructed road. The board at the entry point stated, “You are entering India’s first undersea tunnel built by Larsen and Toubro.” We can note a few other vehicles driving on the road alongside Anand Mahindra.

South Mumbai Coastal Road

Named the ‘Dharmaveer Sambhaji Maharaj Coastal Road’ after Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj, the South Mumbai Coastal Road has been inaugurated by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on March 11. This new project, which aims at enhancing connectivity and reducing travel time between Worli and Marine Drive, has become the newest attraction of the city.

The construction of the new ‘Dharmaveer Sambhaji Maharaj Coastal Road’ commenced back on October 13, 2018. The coastal road project spans 53 kilometers and is slated to extend from the Bandra-Worli Sea Link to Dahisar.

Anand Mahindra Drives Through Mumbai’s Coastal Road Tunnel: Congratulates L&T [Video]

This project is being executed in phases, with the first phase opening the southbound carriageway from Worli to Marine Drive. This particular phase, stretching over 10.5 kilometers, aims to significantly reduce travel time, cutting it from 40 minutes to a mere 9 minutes.

Features of the new South Mumbai Coastal Road

The coastal road boasts impressive infrastructure, including four lanes on each side and two remarkable 12.19-meter diameter tunnels spanning 2.07 kilometers in length. Notably, it is the first four-lane coastal road in India, constructed entirely on reclaimed land from the sea and supported by monopiles exclusively.

Anand Mahindra Drives Through Mumbai’s Coastal Road Tunnel: Congratulates L&T [Video]

The project is not only about improving connectivity but also aims to mitigate environmental impact. BMC civic chief Iqbal Singh Chahal highlights that the coastal road is expected to lead to an annual saving of nearly $100 million in carbon emissions through fuel efficiency.

Usage Guidelines for South Mumbai Coastal Road

The newly opened stretch of the coastal road provides convenient entry and exit points for motorists. The entry points will be on Worli Seaface, Haji Ali interchange, and Amarson’s interchange points, with exits at Marine Lines, particularly at the Princess Street Bridge. However, certain usage regulations have been put in place to ensure safety and efficiency.

Anand Mahindra Drives Through Mumbai’s Coastal Road Tunnel: Congratulates L&T [Video]

Mumbai Police have specified speed limits for the coastal road. The maximum speed limit is set at 80 kmph on the main road. There will also be reduced speed limits of 60 kmph within tunnels and 40 kmph at turning and entry-exit points. Additionally, certain vehicles are prohibited from using the road, including heavy vehicles, trailers, mixers, and pedestrians, among others.