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Trans Harbour Link project to provide better connectivity: Uddhav Thackeray

Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray, Metropolitan Commissioner R A Rajeev, and senior MMRDA officials were also present during the visit. The entire corridor is divided into three packages and funded by the Japanese International Co-operation Agency.

Trans Harbour Link project to provide better connectivity: Uddhav Thackeray
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday, February 13, had visited the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) project site to inspection ongoing work. According to officials, Thackeray appreciated the progress made during the pandemic.

The work on this iconic bridge is about 40 per cent complete, said MMRDA officials. They had earlier estimated the project to be completed by September 2022, however, officials said that the project faced delays owing to the pandemic. The 3+3 lane project starts from Sewri in Mumbai and lands at Nhava Sheva in Navi Mumbai with interchanges at Sewri, Shivaji Nagar and Chirle.

The 22-km MTHL project, out of which 15.5 km will run over the sea, will be connecting Sewri with Nhava Sheva and will be a six-lane bridge across the Mumbai Harbour. This bridge will ease the traffic congestion in the island city and provide better connectivity between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.

The entire corridor is divided into three packages and the project is being funded by the Japanese International Co-operation Agency (JICA).

Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray, Metropolitan Commissioner R A Rajeev, and senior MMRDA officials were also present during the visit.

Aaditya Thackeray, state environment minister tweeted, “This is India’s longest bridge and longest sea bridge. The @MMRDAOfficial is committed to complete it by 2023 mid. We are ensuring they have no hurdles in its completion.”

Once completed, as many as 70,000 vehicles are estimated to pass through the bridge on a daily basis and will cut the travel time from more than two hours to just over half an hour.

The sea bridge will have two interchanges, one at Shivaji Nagar on Sewri end and the other at Chirle village near NH-4B.

The sea corridor will also have noise and vision barriers installed on a 6-km stretch to block the view of the BARC nuclear complex and to protect the movement of flamingos and other migratory birds at Sewri mudflats.

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