The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, also known as MTHL, is finally completed and it is all set to be inaugurated by the Prime Minister of the country, Narendra Modi. The infrastructure project, which is the longest sea bridge in the country, will be officially inaugurated on January 12, 2024. The project was supposed to be completed earlier but various delays postponed its completion. Here are all of the important details that you would need to know about this project.
Mumbai Trans Harbour Link To Be Inaugurated By PM Modi
🚨 Mumbai Trans Harbour Link will be inaugurated by PM Modi on January 12 – Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde. pic.twitter.com/T5hYGiZ3ZL
— Indian Tech & Infra (@IndianTechGuide) December 31, 2023
According to what the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Eknath Shinde, said on Sunday, the MTHL will be inaugurated by PM Modi on January 12. As per the CM, it will bring economic and infrastructural development to various regions and will cut down travel time.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee #Mumbai Trans Harbour Link Atal Setu Update.
2 firms have placed bids for operation and maintenance contract of the bridge.
The winning firm will be responsible for maintaining the bridge’s civil structure and operations of its Advanced Traffic Management… pic.twitter.com/wNjqZeOrq4
— Infra News India (INI) (@TheINIofficial) December 27, 2023
The bridge was slated to be completed sooner. However, as per an article which was recently published by Hindustan Times or HT, the work was delayed owing to the coronavirus pandemic. The construction of the bridge began in 2018 and it was delayed by a total of eight months.
Greetings from the Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Trans Harbour Link in Mumbai, a massive 21km stretch (longest in India) connecting it to Navi Mumbai
🇮🇳/acc builds are coming.
Infrastructure is getting better in India and the connectivity it promises is 👌pic.twitter.com/wevR6hKhlV
— phantom.observer 🌌👀𝕏 (@VairagyaSadhana) December 31, 2023
It was earlier stated that the bridge would be unveiled on December 25. However, owing to certain issues, the inauguration was delayed yet again.
Other Important Details That You Would Need To Know
— JAIDEEP (@jaideepkane) January 2, 2024
It is also important to note that although the bridge will be inaugurated on January 12, the toll prices are yet to be finalised. Earlier, it was mentioned that it would be somewhere around ₹500 but it was deemed too expensive.
Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, Maharashtra 🇮🇳
P1: Dec 2020
P2: Dec 2021
P3: Dec 2022
P4: Dec 2023 pic.twitter.com/338hB53Xpu
— Gurkirat Mand (@811GK) December 27, 2023
If reports are to go by, it is likely that owing to the elections, the toll price will come down to ₹350 or ₹300. However, nothing has been declared officially regarding the matter.
How do you think this MTHL will aid in the development of Mumbai? Let us know in the comments section below!
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