India’s Longest Sea Bridge Will Cut Mumbai-Navi Mumbai Travel Time To…
When the nation’s longest sea bridge opens later this year, the three-hour journey between Mumbai, India’s financial hub, and Navi Mumbai, a satellite city, would only take 15 minutes, according to Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.
According to Mr. Shinde in an exclusive interview with NDTV, the 22 kilometre Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link (MTHL) will connect affluent South Mumbai to Navi Mumbai and Raigad in November of this year.
“The current travel time from Mumbai to Navi Mumbai is 2.5 to 3 hours. It will be reduced to 15 minutes,” Mr Shinde said.
The bridge will also be the first one in the nation to use an Open Road Tolling (ORT) system, a toll collection method used in Singapore and other nations that do not need a vehicle to stop. It will cross the water for 16.5 of its total length of 22 kilometres.
“This bridge has international technology. This project will give a big boost to the economy,” Mr Shinde said.
The Trans-Harbour Link will be connected to the eight-lane coastal highway that is currently under development and runs from Marine Drive to the Bandra-Worli Sea Link’s Worli terminus.
Mr. Shinde continued by saying that his administration is collaborating with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to launch a number of development projects in Mumbai. He claimed that the city hasn’t done any significant work in the past few years. Nearly 90% of the building has been finished, Mr. Srinivas noted.
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