Mumbai Trans Harbour Link’s first pier comes up at Sewri

The first pier of the much expected Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) was built at Sewri late last week. Being executed by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), the project will reduce the time taken to travel between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai to 25 minutes.

The 21.8-km-long MTHL will be a six-lane tolled road and include a 16.5-km bridge across the creek.

Quoting an MMRDA spokesperson, a report in The Hindu said that 114 piles have been completed along with three pile caps. The MTHL will have an interchange at Sewri, and and two in Navi Mumbai at Chirle near Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.

“The project has been divided into three packages. Package 1 and 3 will be executed by a consortium of L&T and IHI, Japan, and involves construction from land to the sea,” it added.

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