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Thursday , 30 May 2024

Bandra Worli Sea Link

Bandra Worli Sea Link (BWSL) has been illuminated by Bajaj Electricals (BEL) with the use of Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer (GRP) street lighting poles. This is the first major installation in India using GRP poles. The major factor for selecting the street furniture for this project was the requirement of combating the prevailing highly corrosive saline atmosphere. GRP poles are highly resistant to corrosion, aggressive chemical agents as well as UV radiations. Their special design gives these poles immense mechanical strength and they are better than conventional poles. The smooth surface, tapering pattern of the poles and choice of colour adds to the overall aesthetics of the engineering marvel. Installing the poles on the sea link was another challenge which was overcome by specially designed base brackets to suit the contour of the side kerb as well as to avoid the obstruction due to the crash barriers. The poles have been fixed with six anchor bolts along with additional anchor fasteners to ensure strength and sturdiness. Specially designed street light luminaires with high degree of ingress protection and precision photometric distribution ensure smooth and uniform illumination all over the bridge. The most visible portion of the bridge, i.e. the Cable Stayed portions, has been illuminated using extremely narrow beam metal halide flood lights. Combination of the street lighting and the individually illuminated cable stay ropes gives a breath-taking appearance during night time.

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