Seven things to know about the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link

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The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) is scheduled to be opened to the public on January 12, 2024, mention media reports. It was previously supposed to be opened on December 25, 2023. Check out seven important things about this newly developed infrastructure.

  1. The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL)’s will be officially called as the Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Trans Harbour Link.
  2. This six-lane India’s longest sea bridge with 21.8 km will connect Sewri in Mumbai to Chirle in Navi Mumbai.
  3. The construction cost of the MTHL is around Rs 17, 843 crore.
  4. The MTHL has incorporated the Open Road Tolling (ORT) system. With this, vehicles can pay the toll charges while passing the toll station without the need to stop. This will save time and also eliminate traffic congestion. The toll for the MTHL will be around Rs 250-300, mention media reports. However, the exact amount is yet to be finalised.
  5. With the MTHL, people can travel between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai in 20 minutes as compared to the present route through the Vashi Bridge, which takes more than an hour.
  6. The MTHL will provide faster connectivity to the Navi Mumbai International Airport, the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, the Mumbai-Goa Expressway and the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT).
  7. The MTHL will have 1,212 lighting poles equipped with a Central Control & Monitoring System (CCMS) that has been designed to withstand the challenges of being situated in the deep sea.

 

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