Mumbai Coastal Road update

The BMC has proposed to appoint AECOM Asia, a foreign-based firm, as general consultant to examine engineering details of the first phase of the coastal road and monitor the works. The BMC will pay Rs.33.5 crore to the consultant.
The firm will help the BMC get the best design, monitor the proposed coastal road work with their expertise and ensure time bound completion of the project. Civic officials are planning to appoint the contractor and start work in the first half of next year. The foreign based consultant has international expertise.
Officials said since it's the first time such work is happening in the country , the civic body needs expert hands to assist them to finalize contract, design and supervise the work. The role of a general consultant will be important during the entire process and will play a crucial role in executing the work.
Earlier, the BMC had invited tenders to shortlist contractors for the 29.22-km Mumbai Coastal Road project and asked companies to submit their financial background and work experience details till February 23. After examining the details, BMC will ask selected bidders to submit their design plan and technology that will be used for the project. After examining all submissions, BMC will select the winning bidder. The BMC will examine all these details with the help of the general consultant. Work on the coastal road, which will stretch from Nariman Point to Kandivli, has been divided into two phases. BMC has decided to award the first phase --Princess Street flyover to Worli-end of Bandra-Worli sea link -to three different contractors to expedite the work.

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