MUMBAI TRANS HARBOUR LINK Syllabus GS Paper 3 – Infrastructure)

News-CRUX-10     12th January 2024        
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Context: Prime Minister Narendra of India will inaugurate the country’s longest bridge over the sea, the 22 km Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, officially the Atal Setu Nhava Sheva Sea Link.

Mumbai Trans Harbour Link

  • About: It is a 22-km-long twin-carriageway six-lane bridge over the Thane Creek in the Arabian Sea.

oThe Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) or Atal Setu, longest sea bridge in India.

  • It connects:  Sewri in the island city of Mumbai to Chirle in Raigad district on the mainland.
  • It Includes: A 16.5 km sea link and viaducts on land at either end with a cumulative length of 5.5 km.
  • Objective: To improve connectivity in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region which comprises the districts of Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, and Raigad, and promote the region’s economic development.
  • Agencies: MMRDA agreed with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

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