In the run up to the final bidding, five consortia have been shortlisted for the 22-km trans-harbour link project between Sewri and Nhava. The final bidding will be concluded by November. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), which is building the sea bridge, announced the five firms from a list of six .“Six consortia applied to construct the project. Their experience and the technology offered was evaluated by the screening committee. One consortium was eliminated on the grounds of lack of experience,” said MMRDA commissioner Rahul Asthana. The five firms still in the race are Cintra-Soma-Srei Consortium; Gammon Infrastructure Projects Ltd, OHL Concessions and G S Engineering Consortium; GMR Infrastructure Ltd, L&T Samsung C&T Corp Consortium; IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd and Hyundai Consortium; and Tata Realty, Infrastructure Ltd-Autostrade Indian Infrastructure Development and Vinci Concessions Development V Pte.