Mumbai Trans-Harbor Link (MTHL), which is the largest sea bridge in India. MMRDA has invited tenders for this mega project in Mumbai. The cost of this elevated road is 1000 crores.
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New Delhi: Mumbai Trans-Harbor Link (MTHL), which is the largest sea bridge in India. It will be connected to the Mumbai-Pune Expressway through an elevated corridor. This information is provided by the officials of Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). MMRDA has invited tenders for this mega project in Mumbai. The cost of this elevated road is 1000 crores. This link is expected to reduce traffic on many roads, this sea bridge will help thousands of commuters to and from Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Lonavala, Pune and many other places.
The corridor will reduce the distance by 90 minutes
MMRDA officials informed that the construction of this corridor will save 90 minutes in travel time between Lonavala, Khandala and Mumbai. There will be an interchange near Čirle. The construction of the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link (MTHL) is nearing completion and is expected to open by the end of 2023. Meanwhile, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will work on adding another elevated road to connect the Eastern Expressway with Grant Road. It is estimated to cost Rs 700 crore. This elevated road will connect Eastern Expressway (Orange Gate) with Fre East Bridge, passing through J Rathore Road, Hancock Bridge, Ramchandra Bhatt Marg (above JJ Flyover) and Maulana Shaukat Ali Road.
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MTHL is 21.8 kilometers long
The long-awaited 21.8 km Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link connects Sewri to Mumbai and Raigarh to Nava Sheva. It is a 6-lane bridge with free direction. Of the 21.8 km, 16.5 km are across the sea. While the distance of 5.5 kilometers is on the ground. Once its construction is completed, it will be the longest sea bridge in India and 7000 vehicles will pass through it daily.
What will change with the Trans-Harbour link?
Citing the importance of the Trans-Harbour Link (MTHL), the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Commissioner (MMRDA) said that Mumbai will not be an ‘island city’ after the inauguration of the MTHL as it will ensure seamless connectivity. He said this will happen because it will end the 200-year-old obstacles of the city located in the sea. Once MTHL is operational, all geographical barriers will be a thing of the past as it will only take you 10 minutes to reach the city. Recently, while presenting the budget, the Maharashtra government reiterated that the MTNL project will be completed this year.