The Arabian story of Mumbai: The Bandra-Worli Sea Link

The Bandra–Worli Sea Link is a 5.6 kilometer-long cable stayed bridge with pre-stressed concrete-steel viaducts on either side that links Bandra in the Western Suburbs of Mumbai with Worli in South Mumbai.

The foundation stone of this ₹16 billion (US$240 million) bridge was laid in 1999.This Bridge was opened to the public on 30th June 2009.

The sea-link reduces travel time between Bandra and Worli during peak hours from 60–90 minutes to 20–30 minutes. (Source: Wikipedia)

My Adventure:

The Stairway

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These bronzed, uniformly built steps are framed with fence brimming with plants bearing light-purple blooms; I liked the ease and the greenery while climbing the staircase to reach the spot to capture the magnificent view of the bridge.

The Bridge

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Fun facts about Bandra-Worli sea link: It weighs equivalent to that of 50,000 African elephants, is 63 times the height of the Qutub Minar, has consumed 90,000 tonnes of cement which would suffice to make five ten-storied buildings, the height of the cable-stayed tower is equal to a 43-storey building. (Source: rediff.com)

Under the Bridge

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I glanced under the bridge to find these columns of buildings.

The city of Mumbai, a union of seven islands, is situated on the Arabian Sea coast of India and is full of sophisticated features.

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