Cracks Spotted On Mumbai’s Atal Setu; MMRDA Clarifies That Cracks Are On Approach Road & Not The Bridge

Furthermore, MMRDA has already started repair work on the approach road of Atal Setu to fill in the cracks that appeared on the road.

by Tashika Tyagi
Cracks Spotted On Mumbai’s Atal Setu; MMRDA Clarifies That Cracks Are On Approach Road & Not The Bridge

Mumbai’s Atal Setu, also known as the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, is in the spotlight again but not for all the right reasons! There were reports that suggest cracks have started appearing on the Atal Setu, just months after it was inaugurated. However, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has issued a clarification and reassured people that the cracks are not on the Atal Setu but on the approach road that leads to the sea bridge.

Atal Setu Under Scrutiny As Cracks Appear Just Months After Inauguration

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Image Courtesy: X/@NANA_PATOLE & X/@MMRDAOfficial

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewri-Nhava Sheva Atal Setu in Mumbai connects south Mumbai with Navi Mumbai. It was inaugurated earlier this year by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and has since been hailed as an architectural marvel and saviour for people in Mumbai. However, it has been reported that cracks have started to appear on this sea bridge. Pictures and videos have been circulating on social media that showed cracks on its tar road exit towards Ulwe in Navi Mumbai. However, within hours of this report, the MMRDA issued a clarification video that the minor cracks were found on the approach road connecting to the Atal Setu and not on the main bridge.

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MMRDA Issues Clarification On The Entire Issue

Besides issuing a clarification video on their official X (formerly Twitter) account, MMRDA also started immediate repair work on this road. In the video, Kailash Gantra, Project Head Atal Setu PKG4, said that these reports are nothing but rumours. He then went on to mention that the cracks have appeared on the approach road connecting Atal Setu from Ulwe towards Mumbai and not on the main bridge. He further requested people not to spread rumours and that the sea bridge is safe for travel.

MMRDA has also started repair works on the approach road right away and is likely to complete it by Saturday evening.

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Cover Image Courtesy: X/@NANA_PATOLE & X/@MMRDAOfficial

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