Travelling by road in and out of Mumbai is a huge hassle for those who do it regularly. Traffic congestion is terrible and we spend a long time simply stuck in traffic. Keeping in mind this rather tragic predicament, the MMRDA has decided to construct a segment which will connect the MTHL to the Mumbai-Pune Expressway which will help ease traffic congestion and significantly reduce the time taken to travel outside of Mumbai.
MTHL To Be Connected To Mumbai-Pune Expressway
In a recent announcement made by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority or MMRDA, it was stated that the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link or MTHL would soon get an extension will be connected to the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.
This is being done in an attempt to tackle the issue of traffic congestion and bottlenecking of roads. As of now, the MTHL is the longest road bridge in the country. The connection between the two roadways will be made by constructing an elevated corridor which will have an interchange at Chirle in Uran.
This segment will reduce the time taken to travel from Mumbai to Khandala and Lonavala by 90 minutes. This project will cost a total of ₹1,000 crores and the tenders for the same have been called. It is hoped that this connection will bring ease to road travel.
About The MTHL Sea Bridge
The MTHL sea bridge will connect the Sewri region in Mumbai to Nhava Sheva in Raigad. The length of this project is a total of 21.8 km. This bridge is about 92 per cent complete as of yet and should be open to the public by the end of the year in December 2023.
This bridge will also be connected to the Eastern Expressway which will enable signal-free road travel between central Mumbai and Sewri. The project is said to cost a whopping ₹18,000 crore. This connection will allow travellers to bypass the traffic-prone area where the Navi Mumbai International Airport is currently being built.
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