The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has received six proposals for developing the Rs 8,800 crore, 22-km trans-harbour link between Sewri and Nhava in Navi Mumbai. MMRDA commissioner Rahul Asthana, who opened the bids on Monday, said they would examine the bids submitted by the six consortia and then evaluate them by November before the final bidding process begins. “I assure you that the project will begin next year,” he said. . This is the third attempt to build the trans-harbour link. The project was transferred to MMRDA last year.The six consortia are Cintra-Soma Infra and Srei consortium, Gammon Infrastructure Projects-OHL Concessions-GS Engineering consortium, GMR Infra-L&T- Samsung consortium, IL&FS Transportation Networks–Unity Infrastructure–Navayuga Engineering–Rizzani DE Eccher consortium, IRB Infrastructure Developers–Hyundai consortium and Tata Realty & Infrastructure–Autostrade Indian Infrastructure Development–Vinci Concessions Development consortium.