The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) on Tuesday, signed an agreement with contractors for packages 1 and 3 of its ambitious Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) project.
The 21.80-km-long MTHL—a sea link— will connect Sewri in Mumbai to Nava Sheva at Chirle in Raigad district. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) signed the agreements with L&T and Japan-based IHI Infrastructure Systems Co for 10.38 km package 1 worth Rs 7,637.30 crore.
The Authority entered into a separate agreement with L&T for 3.61 km package 3 involving a cost of Rs 1013.79 crore.
An agreement for package 2 of 7.807 km will be entered into with Daewoo and Tata Projects soon and the cost of the contract is Rs 5,612.61 crore, MMRDA said in a statement.
MTHL is a 21.80-km long, 6-lane bridge with emergency maintenance lane on either side., including a 16.5-km bridge across Mumbai bay with 5.5-km viaducts on land on either side.
The link will have interchanges at Sewri in Mumbai and at Shivaji Nagar and Chirle on NH-4B on Navi Mumbai side.
The project will help develop Navi Mumbai and part of Raigad District providing faster connectivity with the Mumbai and proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport saving commuters’ time and fuel. The project will also help environment with reduced congestion and transportation time