President JICA visits Mumbai Trans Harbor Link, satisfied at project execution


Mumbai Metropolitan Commissioner SVS Srinivas on Tuesday assured completion of the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link road before the end of the year. Srinivas gave this assurance while explaining the key components of the project to the visiting delegates including Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) President Dr. Tanaka Akihiko.

A statement issued by MMRDA said that Dr. Akihiko expressed satisfaction over the efforts made by MMRDA to build India’s engineering marvel.

Srinivas also expressed his sincere gratitude for India-Japan cooperation and hoped to collaborate on such large-scale infrastructure projects, including the Versova-Virar Sagar Bridge, which will be implemented by the MMRDA.

“MTHL is India’s ambitious civil project,” said Srinivas, “The MTHL project proposal was under consideration for more than 30 years. Now MMRDA is executing the project.”

Mumbai The Trans Harbor Link (MTHL), a 6-lane access-controlled sea bridge with a route alignment connecting Sewri in South Mumbai to Chirle in Navi Mumbai, will be the new gateway to the mainland. “After the completion of the project, Mumbai will no longer be considered an island city.”

An MMRDA spokesperson said that Srinivas gave a quick presentation to the JICA president and explained the significance and importance of the project to progress in all project packages of MTHL.

The Metropolitan Commissioner also explained how MTHL will be a catalyst for the economic development of MMR. He explained how MMRDA has solved the problems of resettlement and resettlement of project affected families, land issues, natural calamities, technical challenges like construction of H-Barge for construction of Orthotropic Steel Deck (OSD), underwater utility lines, long navigation Solved the problems. Channels, tidal currents, sea traffic etc.

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The visit to the MTHL project site was preceded by a meeting with Chief Minister Eknath Shinde to take forward key infrastructure projects in the MMR region.

MMRDA is constructing India’s longest sea bridge in a very short time by implementing OSD technology, Open Road Tolling System (ORTS) in the project, so as to reduce the traffic congestion caused by vehicles entering the city of Mumbai. Can go and develop. Subregion of MMR.

The MTHL will be connected to the Mumbai Coastal Road and the Eastern Freeway on the Mumbai side and the Mumbai-Pune Expressway on the Navi Mumbai side. The MTHL will open a great way to connect the city of Mumbai with the mainland.

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