|Bandra, Mumbai (Map)
|Entry Fee & Timings
|Timings:- Bandra Worli Sea Link all time open. No entry fee.
|Bridge & Dams, Sightseeing
|Place visit with
|Friends, Solo, Siblings, Youngsters
|Best time to visit
|January, February, March
About Bandra Worli Sea Link
The idea for the Bandra-Worli Sea Link was first proposed in the 1960s as a way to alleviate the heavy traffic congestion in Mumbai. However, it wasn't until the late 1990s that the project gained momentum. Construction officially began in 2000, and the sea link was opened to the public on June 30, 2009. The project faced numerous challenges, including engineering difficulties posed by the Arabian Sea, environmental concerns, and the need for an aesthetically pleasing design.
Architecture of Bandra Worli Sea Link
The Bandra-Worli Sea Link is a cable-stayed bridge that stretches for approximately 5.6 kilometers (3.5 miles) across the Arabian Sea. It consists of eight lanes for vehicular traffic and two lanes for pedestrians and cyclists. The bridge is supported by two 128-meter tall towers that are connected by pre-stressed concrete-steel cables. Its unique architectural design and strikingly modern appearance have made it a prominent landmark in Mumbai.
Interesting facts about Bandra Worli Sea Link
- Total Length: Approximately 5.6 kilometers (3.5 miles)
- Construction Cost: Approximately 1,600 crore INR (as of the completion year, 2009)
- Official Name: Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, named after the former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi.
- The sea link significantly reduces travel time between Bandra and Worli, making it a crucial transportation link in Mumbai.
How to reach Bandra Worli Sea Link
By Train: The nearest railway stations are Bandra and Worli. Travelers can use the local suburban train network in Mumbai to reach these stations and then access the sea link via road.
By Bus: Mumbai has an extensive bus network. Buses and private vehicles can access the sea link via the Western Express Highway in the northern suburbs and the Dr. Annie Besant Road in the southern part of the city.
Nearby famous places
- Bandra Fort: Approximately 1.5 kilometers away from the Bandra end of the sea link.
- Worli Sea Face: Located at the southern end of the sea link.
- Mahim Fort: Around 2.5 kilometers from the Worli end of the sea link.
- Siddhivinayak Temple: Approximately 6 kilometers from the Worli end.
- Haji Ali Dargah: Roughly 7 kilometers from the Worli end.
- Gateway of India: About 14 kilometers away from the Worli end of the sea link.