The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link road recently finished end-to-end connectivity. This means that bridge is now technically traversable but there is still other equipment that needs to be put in place before the bridge can be thrown open to the public. This particular bridge has been much-awaited by the people of the city as it is said to significantly cut down travel time. There are many other interesting facts about this bridge and here are some of them.
10 Facts About Mumbai Trans Harbour Link
Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (#MTHL) Progress from Navi Mumbai side.
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— Chandrashekhar Dhage (@cbdhage) April 24, 2023
- It is the longest sea bridge in the country.
- The bridge is 22 kilometres long.
- It will cut down the travel time between Navi Mumbai and Mumbai to 25 minutes from the current 2.5 hours.
- The cost of constructing the bridge is ₹17,843.
- In addition to Navi Mumbai, the bridge will also connect Chirle to Sewri.
- The bridge will have AI-based cameras.
- It will also have ORTs or open road tolling which will allow drivers to pay tolls while driving without having to actually stop at toll booths.
- It will be six lanes wide and will have a dedicated lane for buses.
- The bridge will have space for close to 70,000 vehicles.
- It will be open to the general public from November onwards.
Also Read: MTHL Will Be Connected To Mumbai-Pune Expressway Which Will Help In Cutting Down Travel Time Considerably
Other Important Information About The Sea Bridge
Some photos on #MTHL #Sewri #Nhava #TransharbourLink from navi mumbai side. pic.twitter.com/lZAF8QRnmC
— Navi Mumbai Infra (@NM_Infra) April 15, 2021
The sea bridge is owned by the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority or the MMRDA. Most of the funding, as much as 85 per cent of it, for the construction of the bridge was given by the Japan International Cooperation Agency or JICA.
It is hoped that the MTHL will ease traffic and boost travel between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. The bridge will also offer travellers with absolutely stunning views of the open ocean. This particular project has been in the making for more than 30 years at this point. It will finally be finished this year and the public will get to avail it.
Also Read: MTHL To Be Completed By May 26; Will Have AI-Based Cameras To Detect Vehicle Breakdowns
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