PM Modi To Inaugurate Mumbai Trans Harbour Link On Jan 12, Vehicle Movement Regulations Inside

Also known as Atal Setu, this is India’s longest sea bridge that will significantly reduce travel time for people in the city.

by Tashika Tyagi
PM Modi To Inaugurate Mumbai Trans Harbour Link On Jan 12, Vehicle Movement Regulations Inside

The much-talked-about Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) is all set for its inauguration on 12th January. PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 21.8-kilometre MTHL in Mumbai on Friday. This sea bridge is India’s longest and will significantly save travel time and fuel consumption for commuters. Read on to know more about the travel advisory issued by Mumbai Police and this bridge.

PM All Set To Inaugurate India’s Longest Sea Bridge In Mumbai

Mumbai Trans Harbour Link
Image Courtesy: X/@MMRDAOfficial

PM Modi will be in Mumbai tomorrow, 12th January to inaugurate Mumbai Trans Harbour Link. Also known as Atal Setu, this sea bridge is named after former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Applauded as an engineering marvel, the Atal Setu is a six-lane bridge that connects Mumbai to Navi Mumbai while significantly reducing travel time. The MTHL originates from Sewri in Mumbai and finally terminates at Nhava Sheva in Uran taluka, Raigad district.


As per the official statement, the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link will cut the travel time between the two places to just 20 minutes. Currently, it takes about two-and-a-half hours to cover the distance. This will also impact fuel consumption and is estimated to save about 10 million litres of fuel annually. According to the Mumbai Metropolitan Development Authority (MMRDA), more than 70,000 vehicles will use this bridge every day once it becomes operational.


Also Read: Exclusive Drive On India’s Longest Sea Bridge | Mumbai Trans Harbour Link

Entry, Speed Limits & Toll Rates – Mumbai Police Issues Regulations

Mumbai Trans Harbour link
Image Courtesy: X/@MMRDAOfficial

The Mumbai Police issued some rules, limits, and vehicular movement regulations on Wednesday that travellers must follow while travelling on MTHL. To start, the maximum speed limit for four-wheelers will be 100 kmph. They have also decided that the speed limit during the ascent and descent of the bridge has been decided to be 40 kmph to ensure safety. This speed limit applies to cars, taxis, light motor vehicles, minibuses, and even two-axle buses.

Entry of certain vehicles is also prohibited or restricted on this bridge. This list includes vehicles like motorcycles, mopeds, three-wheelers, autos, tractors, animal-drawn vehicles, and slow-moving vehicles. As for heavy vehicles like trucks, and buses, they have been advised to take the Mumbai Port-Sewri Exit and utilise the MBPT Road.


Coming to the toll fee on the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, motorists will have to bear a toll of ₹250 for a one-way trip and ₹375 for a round trip. This is apparently India’s most expensive toll fee issued on a road connected to Mumbai. However, the state government plans to review the fee after a year.


So, are you excited to drive along India’s longest sea bridge?

Cover Image Courtesy: X/@EmmanualYogini & Wikimedia

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