Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the nation’s longest sea bridge Atal Setu or Mumbai Trans Harbour Sealink (MTHL) on Friday (January 12, 2024), promising so as to add a brand new dimension to the connectivity within the metropolis.
After the inauguration, the Indian PM posted on X: “Delighted to inaugurate Atal Setu, a major step ahead in enhancing the ‘Ease of Living’ for our residents. This bridge guarantees to scale back journey time and increase connectivity, making every day commutes smoother.”
It is a 21.8 km lengthy 6-lane bridge having about 16.5 km size over sea and about 5.5 km on land.
It is the longest bridge in India and in addition the longest sea bridge in India.
Mumbai Transharbour hyperlink (MTHL) has now been named ‘Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewri – Nhava Sheva Atal Setu’.
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The basis stone of the bridge was additionally laid by the Prime Minister in December, 2016.
Atal Setu has been constructed at a complete value of greater than Rs 17,840 crore.
It will present sooner connectivity to Mumbai International Airport and Navi Mumbai International Airport and also will cut back the journey time from Mumbai to Pune, Goa and South India.
It may also enhance connectivity between Mumbai Port & Jawaharlal Nehru Port.