In a major boost for the proposed Versova-Bandra Sea Link (VBSL) project, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) secured environment clearance from the state environment department. With almost all the clearances in place, the proposed sea link will begin from the Bandra-end of the 5.6km Bandra- Worli Sea Link (BWSL). A senior MSRDC official added that the MSRDC had submitted a detailed list of mitigation measures to the State Environment Impact Assessment Committee of the state government following which the clearance was issued. The MSRDC has invited requests for qualification (RfQ) and intend to complete the project by 2020.