First girder of Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link launched by Uddhav Thackeray

The project is estimated to cost Rs 18,000 crore

Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link, Uddhav Thackeray, Thane creek, Navi Mumbai International Airport, Mumbai-Pune Expressway, Sewri, MMRDA, Maharashtra

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will launched the first girder for the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link (MTHL).

The project is estimated to cost Rs 18,000 crore. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) awarded contracts for the project in November 2017 and construction began in April 2018.

The project is scheduled to be completed by 2022. It is estimated that 70,000 vehicles will use the bridge daily once it is thrown open for public use.

The 22 km bridge will begin at Sewri, cross Thane Creek and end at Chirle village near Nhava Sheva. It will be linked to Mumbai-Pune Expressway in the east and to coastal road in the west. The sea link will be a six-lane highway with 27 mtr wide in addition to two emergency exit lanes. It will also connect Navi Mumbai International Airport.

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