Mumbai Skyline To Get A Zero As Part Of Metro Corridor Called Shunya Bridge; An Ode To Aryabhata

by Tooba Shaikh
Mumbai Skyline To Get A Zero As Part Of Metro Corridor Called Shunya Bridge; An Ode To Aryabhata

Mumbai is undergoing a serious facelift given the number of constructions that are going on in the city. The latest project will add a giant and shiny new ‘zero’ to the beautiful skyline of Mumbai. The Shunya Bridge, as it is being called, is part of a metro corridor which will be located in Vakola. Here is everything that you need to know about this latest development in the financial capital of India!

Shunya Bridge: Metro Corridor To Have A Zero-Shaped Structure

Shunya Bridge is all set to add a stunning new zero to the Mumbai skyline. It will be a part of the Line 2B of the Mumbai metro. Line 2B or the Yellow Line stretches from D N Nagar in Andheri to Mandale and is 23.5 kilometres long. The corridor connects the eastern and western neighbourhoods of the city like Chembur, Bandra and Kurla.

The zero-shaped structure will be located at Vakola Nullah in Santacruz East. The structure will add character to the skyline and will become a famous landmark. According to an article published by The Indian Express, the zero-shaped bridge serves more than just an aesthetic purpose. According to the article, it is specifically designed to protect the mangroves.

The bridge is being constructed by the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority or the MMRDA. The details of the design and conceptualisation of the bridge were worked out by a private company called DesignFakt Private Limited, according to an article recently published by The Print. The officials are positive that the structure will be a source of identity and pride for the locals.

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A Tribute To Aryabhata, The Inventor Of Zero

Shunya Bridge
Image Credits: Designfakt/Website

The zero is a tribute to the ancient and one of the first mathematicians of India, Aryabhata. He is widely considered as the inventor of zero. Aryabhata lived and died in the ancient city of Pataliputra from 476 AD to 550 AD. Pataliputra is adjacent to modern-day Patna. Owing to some of his works, he is also widely considered one of the first physicists in the world.

Despite the cost of construction, officials think that building the structure will not only help in fostering a connection between India’s rich history but will also be a source of pride for localites.

Many even think that it will go on to serve as one of the most iconic landmarks of Mumbai, on par with the Bandra-Worli Sea Link. This will also eventually lead to a boost in tourism as more people would want to visit and witness the massive zero.

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Do you think this ‘zero’ will add anything more to the Mumbai skyline? Let us know in the comments below!

Cover Image Credits: Designfakt/Website

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