India’s Longest Sea Bridge Sheva Sewri to Open In Mumbai By 2023

by Sushmita Mahanta
India’s Longest Sea Bridge Sheva Sewri to Open In Mumbai By 2023

Mumbai will go through some major development once the Sewri-Nhava Sheva Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), starts operating. And the under-construction 22-km MTHL might soon see the light of the day. Yes, you heard it right! Even though the pandemic severely delayed the construction process of the longest sea bridge in India, the MTHL might just be ready by 2023. And it’s important we acknowledge the ‘catch-up plan’ put in place last year by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), the Maharashtra government agency implementing the project for the fast pace developments of the sea link.

The Catch-up Plan Targets To Complete & Commission Sheva Sewri MTHL Before The End of Next Year

The Catch-up Plan Targets To Complete & commission Sheva sewri MTHL Before The End Of Next YearThe longest sea bridge coming up in Mumbai will cut short a lot of travel time and looks like people will soon be able to use the sea link. Recently, Shri.S.V.R.Srinivas, IAS, Metropolitan Commissioner MMRDA reviewed the progress of MTHL Pkg 1,2,3 & 4 with multiple stakeholders. He directed them to ensure work on Sewri Interchange & erection of Orthotropic Steel Deck progress as per schedule. And this was informed by the official handle of MMRDA on Twitter on Aug 5, 2022. Along with this, MMRDA also added that the Catch-up Plan Targets to complete & commission MTHL Before the end of next year!

More About The Sea Bridge And Why Is It The Need Of The Hour

The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link is also called the Sewri–Nhava Sheva Trans Harbour Link. It’s a 6-lane grade road bridge, which will connect Mumbai with Navi Mumbai, and once completed, it would be the longest sea bridge in India. The bridge begins in Sewri, South Mumbai, crosses Thane Creek north of Elephanta Island, and terminates at Chirle, near Nhava Sheva. The road will be linked to the Mumbai–Pune Expressway in the east and to the proposed Western Freeway in the west. The Sheva Sewri MTHL is the need of the hour because the existing roads within the Nhava Sheva side are pretty narrow, due to which vehicles spend almost 45 minutes in traffic. Hence the sea bridge extension could be of massive assistance to a number of people. MMRDS calls the upcoming MTHL a Milestone! And we can’t agree more.


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