Toll rates will increase on Bandra-Worli Sea Link from April 1, know how much the new fee

Bandra Worli Sea Link: The toll tax on Bandra Worli Sea Link (BWSL) is going to increase after three years. Know how much toll rates will increase from April 1.

Mar 30, 2024 - 23:45
Toll rates will increase on Bandra-Worli Sea Link from April 1, know how much the new fee

After three years, the Bandra Worli Sea Link (BWSL) toll tax will rise. After the amendment, the one-way toll for cars and jeeps will be Rs 100 instead of Rs 85. On the other hand, tempos, minibuses, and other comparable vehicles will need to pay Rs 160. They had to pay Rs 130 earlier. The one-way cost for two-axle trucks to cross the Arabian Sea on this cable-stayed bridge is Rs 210. Those who previously had to fork over Rs 175.

The cost of the daily pass and return trip pass will now be 1.5 and 2.5 times the one-way toll, respectively. A monthly pass is fifty times more expensive than the one-way toll for users who need to travel even more frequently.

Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) officials said on Friday that the rates were last revised on April 1, 2021. The new toll rates on this Sea Link (sea route), which first opened for traffic in 2009, will remain in effect till March 31, 2027. Every day, a large number of motorists use the Sea Link to travel in the south-north direction. Which connects Worli (metropolitan city) and Bandra (western suburbs) to avoid traffic congestion in Mahim, Dadar, Prabhadevi and Worli areas.

An MSRDC official said, "The rates of return journey pass and daily pass will be 1.5 times and 2.5 times their respective one-way toll charges, respectively. If motorists purchase booklets containing Rs 50 and Rs 100 toll coupons in advance, they will get 10 per cent more." There will be a discount of 20 per cent. The monthly passes will cost 50 times their respective one-way travel rates."

60,000–65,000 cars per day, on average, cross the BWSL. which drops to 20,000–25,000 on holidays and weekends.

The Bandra-Versova coastal road and the under-construction Marine Drive-Worli coastal road will be connected to the Sea Link by the authorities. It will also be connected to MTHL (Atal Setu) via the MMRDA-built Shivadi-Worli Elevated Link Road.

The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, also known as Atal Setu, is 21.8 km long and costs Rs 250 for small cars. Every day, between 28,000 and 30,000 cars use Atal Setu.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Content Writer