India’s Longest Sea Bridge, Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, To Open For Traffic This November

by Suchismita Pal
India’s Longest Sea Bridge, Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, To Open For Traffic This November

Mumbaikars, we have some good news for y’all. If reports are to go by, India’s longest sea bridge, the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), will be thrown open for traffic in November 2023. Also, it will be the first bridge in India to adopt Singapore-like Open Tolling Road ( ORT) System. Here are 5 facts to know about the link.

1. The Bridge Will Connect Sewri To Chirle

The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link will connect Central Mumbai’s Sewri to South Mumbai’s Chirle. It will cut down the travel time between these two places to just around 20 minutes. Thus, it will be a link between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. It is also called the Sewri–Nhava Sheva Trans Harbour Link.

2. It Will Adopt Open Tolling Road ( ORT) System

The bridge will adopt an ORT System, which will enable travellers to cross the bridge without halting for toll payment. This system is widely followed in Singapore. Now, it will be adopted in India as well.

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3. It Is India’s Longest Sea Bridge

The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link is the nation’s longest sea bridge with the length of 22 kilometres covering a 16.5-kilometre long stretch.

4. The Bridge Will Offer Stunning Views Of The Sea

Located right above the Arabian sea, the link will offer mesmerising views of the vast sea.

5. It Is Expected To Open For Traffic In November

Earlier, the construction work of the bridge was delayed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. But recently, Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde announced that the trans harbour link will open for traffic in November. He also stated that 90% of the construction work is complete.

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Are you excited to take a ride through this state-of-the-art sea link?