Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated it Mumbai Trans Harbor Link (MTHL)colloquially known as Atal Setu, India’s longest sea bridge is 21.8 km long. This monumental infrastructure dedicated to late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was inaugurated with the laying of its foundation stone in December 2016.
Main features of Atal Setu
Cost and Length: Atal Setu, built at a cost of over ₹17,840 crore, connects a distance of 16.5 km over the sea and about 5.5 km on solid ground, making it a 21.8 km long marvel.
- Connectivity: Enhancing the connectivity between Mumbai Port and Jawaharlal Nehru Port, the bridge is strategically designed to provide faster access to Mumbai International Airport and Navi Mumbai International Airport.
- Travel time reduced: With the potential to significantly reduce travel time, the bridge aims to reduce the current two-hour journey from Mumbai to Pune, Goa and South India to just 15-20 minutes.
- historical significance: Originally conceptualized six decades ago, Atal Setu serves its primary objective of connecting Mumbai’s Sewri to Raigad’s Chirle, marking a historic milestone in India’s infrastructure development.
Maximum speed limit: The Mumbai Trans Harbor Link sets a maximum speed limit of 100 kmph for four-wheelers, ensuring efficient and faster transportation.
Apart from this inauguration, the Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of many projects. ₹30,500 crore in Navi Mumbai, To emphasize the government’s commitment to strong infrastructure development.