MMRDA Employs 5000 People to Gear up on the MTHL Project

MMRDA employed work-force consisting of 5000 people to fast-track construction of the Sewri- Nhava Sheva sea link.

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The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has provided employment to approximately 5,000 people for the construction of the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link (MTHL), also dubbed as the Sewri-Nhava Sheva Sea Link. The estimated deadline for the completion of the project is September 22, 2020.

Out of the 5,000 people employed by MMRDA, 4,300 are unskilled labourers while the rest of the workforce consists of technical engineers.

The sea bridge covering a distance of 22 km is being built to link Sewri in southern Mumbai to Nhava Sheva in Navi Mumbai. The main aim of the project is to cut down on travel time between the regions which is currently approximately two-and-a-half hours.

Once opened to vehicular traffic, the bridge will reduce travel time for commuters down to an hour.

Having already completed over 14 per cent of the project, MMRDA is on track to meet the set deadline.

The construction of the bridge has been divided into three packages. The first package was completed on October 31 with the construction of 10.4 km of the bridge which was 15 per cent of the work.

The next package will result in the completion of 12 per cent of the work by constructing a 7.8 km long bridge. 11 per cent of the work will be completed in the third package that involves building a 3.8 km long viaduct.

The estimated cost of construction of the sea bridge is Rs 17,843.

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