The Collection: The Arabian story of Mumbai

Mumbai is the financial capital of India …

Mumbai is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India. It is the most populous city in India and the ninth most populous agglomeration in the world, it is also the wealthiest city in India—Mumbai has the highest number of billionaires and millionaires among all cities in India.

 

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

The Bandra–Worli Sea Link is a 5.6 kilometer-long cable stayed bridge that links Bandra in the Western Suburbs of Mumbai with Worli in South Mumbai …

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.