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PM Modi to Inaugurate Mumbai Trans Harbour Link on January 12 | All About India’s Longest Sea Bridge

Curated By: Sheen Kachroo

Last Updated: December 31, 2023, 16:16 IST

The bridge will significantly reduce the travel time between the mainland and the island city to just 20-25 minutes. (Image: Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority

With MTHL, East-West connectivity will improve, which will help get labour raw material from Navi Mumbai to Mumbai City quickly and save overall costs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) on January 12, said Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Sunday.

The opposition parties in the state strongly denounced the authority for not finishing the task by the deadline. Ninety-six per cent of the sea bridge was finished by September and the remaining construction took around three months.

Shiv Sena UBT leader and former cabinet minister Aaditya Thackeray has been criticising the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) along with the state government for delaying the inauguration of the bridge for the public.

In 2014, when the foundation of the project was laid, the estimated cost was Rs 11,000 crore, which rose to Rs 17,800 crore by 2023, a rise of 61.81% till its completion.

All About Mumbai Trans Harbour Link

With a length of about 22 km and a sea length of 16.5 km, MTHL will be the longest sea bridge in the world and the longest in the nation. It will begin in Sewri, south Mumbai, cross across Thane Creek, and end at Chirle, on the farthest boundaries of Navi Mumbai.

The bridge will significantly reduce the travel time between the mainland and the island city to just 20-25 minutes.

With MTHL, East-West connectivity will improve, which will help get labour raw material from Navi Mumbai to Mumbai City quickly and save overall costs.

For the construction of MTHL, an Orthotropic Steel Deck was put to use, which allows for a distance up to three times longer than normal between two piers and is used in stretches that are navigational channels for large ships.

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