Mumbai bridge

1. PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), India’s longest sea bridge.
2. The 21.8-kilometer sea bridge, named Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewri–Nhava Sheva Atal Setu, connects South Mumbai to Navi Mumbai.
3. The inauguration marks a significant milestone in enhancing connectivity and reducing travel time in the region.

Mumbai, Jan 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) today, marking the official opening of India’s longest sea bridge.

Known as the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewri–Nhava Sheva Atal Setu, the impressive 21.8-kilometer sea bridge connects South Mumbai to Navi Mumbai, specifically spanning the distance between Sewri and Nhava Sheva.

The ambitious project, constructed at a cost exceeding Rs 17,840 crore, is anticipated to significantly reduce the travel time from the current two hours to a mere 15-20 minutes.

PM Modi’s visit to Maharashtra is part of a broader agenda to unveil projects totaling over Rs 30,500 crore in the state.

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Among the initiatives to be launched is the foundation stone laying for an underground road tunnel connecting Eastern Freeway’s Orange Gate.

Additionally, the Prime Minister will introduce the Namo Mahila Shashaktikaran Abhiyaan, an empowerment campaign for women, during his visit.

The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link aligns with PM Modi’s vision to enhance the “ease of mobility” for citizens by bolstering urban transport infrastructure and connectivity.

The inauguration of the sea bridge reflects a commitment to advancing transportation and accessibility in the region.

The official release states, “The Prime Minister will inaugurate, dedicate to the nation, and lay the foundation stone for multiple development projects worth more than Rs 12,700 crore in the public program in Navi Mumbai.”

This underscores the comprehensive scope of development initiatives aimed at fostering growth, connectivity, and urban infrastructure enhancement in Maharashtra.