PM Modi inaugurates India’s longest sea bridge Atal Setu in Mumbai

MTHL is expected to boost economic development in Mumbai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, inaugurated the 21.8 km-long Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), named Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewri-Nhava Sheva Atal Setu sea link, in Mumbai.

Constructed at a cost of Rs 18,000 crore, MTHL is a six-lane sea link, with 16.50 kilometres of the stretch on the sea and 5.5 km on land. Motorists will be able to cover the distance between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai in just 20 minutes which otherwise takes 2 hours.

Apart from reducing traffic congestion, Atal Setu, which links Sewri in Mumbai and Nhava Sheva of Uran taluka in Raigad district, is expected to boost economic development in Mumbai.

MTHL will offer faster connectivity to Mumbai International Airport and Navi Mumbai International Airport and will also reduce the travel time from Mumbai to Pune, Goa and South India. It will also improve connectivity between the Mumbai Port and the Jawaharlal Nehru Port.

The foundation stone of the bridge was laid by Modi in December 2016.

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