Mumbai’s island city is heavily congested, necessitating a trans harbour link to facilitate the development of Navi Mumbai. The scope for Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) includes a 22-km, six-lane bridge (about 16.5-km creek bridge and 5.5-km viaducts on land on either side). The project is being implemented on an EPC- design-build basis.
“The project will benefit the development of the mainland of Navi Mumbai as well as parts of Raigad district because of the growth in industrialisation, housing and smart city,” says Prakash Mamdapure, Engineer-in-Chief, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). “It will also foster faster connectivity with the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport, Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) and JNPT, and save fuel and commute time owing to quicker connectivity between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, Raigad and NH-17 (Mumbai-Goa highway).”