An expert panel of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) on Thursday shortlisted five eligible consortiums to develop the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) Project. The five shortlisted consortiums are: CINTRA-SOMA-SREI consortium, Gammon Infrastructure Projects-OHL Concessions-GS Engineering consortium, GMR Infrastructure-L&T Samsung C&T Corp consortium, IRB Infrastructure Developers-Hyundai consortium and Tata Realty and Infrastructure-Autostrade Indian Infrastru-cture Development-Vinci Concessions Development V Pte consortium.
These consortiums will be provided with bid documents (request for proposal) once they are approved by the Government of India.
The project will be implemented through public-private partnership (PPP) on design, build, finance, operate and transfer (DBFOT) basis.
The shortlisted consortiums are expected to finalise the design, technical details, financial details, actual survey of project site and prepare their bids around October 2012. The MTHL will connect Sewri in the island city to Nhava in Navi Mumbai. The project involves construction of the longest sea bridge in the country.