India’s undersea twin tunnel

2023 MAY 2

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Why in news?

  • India’s first undersea twin tunnels in south Mumbai will soon be opened.

About India’s first undersea twin tunnel:

  • It is a 2.07-kilometer-long tunnel being built in Mumbai.
  • The tunnels are part of the Mumbai Coastal Road Project (MCRP) being built by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

About Mumbai Coastal Road Project (MCRP):

  • The 10.58-kilometre Mumbai Coastal Road Project (MCRP) connects Marine Drive to the Bandra-Worli Sea Link and during peak hours.
  • The project is expected to reduce the 45-minute commute from Girgaon to Worli to just 10 minutes.

Add ons:

  • The project also highlights the usage of India’s largest-ever tunnel boring machine (TBM) called Mavala.


India’s first undersea tunnel is being constructed in which city?

(a) Chennai

(b) Mumbai

(c) Visakhapatnam

(d) Kolkata