Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) expected to be completed by 2022

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray launched the girder at Mumbai-end of MTHL in Sewri. CM Thackeray was accompanied by top officials from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday inaugurated the first girder for the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) which is country’s longest sea bridge. 

Shiv Sena chief and Maharashtra CM, Thackeray launched the girder at Mumbai-end of MTHL in Sewri. CM Thackeray was accompanied by top officials from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). 

The MTHL will connect the Sewri and Chirle, it will be the second link-road cutting through the Arabian Sea in the eastern coast of Mumbai.

The Mumbai Trans Habour Link is expected to be completed by 2022. It will reduce the travel time between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai by more than an hour. 

The project is being financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and its cost has been estimated around ₹14,260 crores. 

The bridge will be of 22 kilometres and 16.5 km of the same will run in the sea. The MTHL will be connected to the new international airport which is coming up in Navi Mumbai. 

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The project was cleared by former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in 2012 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone for the MTHL.

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