2, March, 2024
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PM Modi Inaugurates Atal Setu: India’s Longest Sea Bridge Connecting Mumbai to Navi Mumbai

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) today, marking the unveiling of India’s longest sea bridge, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewri–Nhava Sheva Atal Setu.

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The 21.8-kilometre marvel, constructed at a cost exceeding Rs 17,840 crore, connects South Mumbai to Navi Mumbai, significantly reducing the travel time from two hours to approximately 15-20 minutes.

During his Maharashtra visit, PM Modi will unveil projects totaling over Rs 30,500 crore and lay the foundation stone for an underground road tunnel, enhancing urban transport infrastructure. The Namo Mahila Shashaktikaran Abhiyaan will also be launched during the visit.

The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link aligns with the Prime Minister’s vision to improve citizens’ ease of mobility by fortifying urban transport infrastructure. The project, initiated with the foundation stone laid in December 2016, underscores the commitment to enhancing connectivity.

Key Features of Atal Setu:

  1. Cost and Length: Constructed at a cost exceeding Rs 17,840 crore, the 21.8 km Atal Setu boasts a six-lane bridge with around 16.5 km over the sea and about 5.5 km on land.
  2. Connectivity Impact: The bridge aims to enhance connectivity to Mumbai International Airport and Navi Mumbai International Airport, reducing travel time to Pune, Goa, and South India. It will also improve connectivity between Mumbai Port and Jawaharlal Nehru Port.
  3. Speed Limits: Mumbai Police announces a maximum speed limit of 100 kilometers per hour for four-wheelers on the MTHL, excluding motorbikes, autorickshaws, and tractors.
  4. Toll Charges: A one-way toll of Rs 250 for passenger cars is set for the MTHL, with varying charges for return journeys, daily commuters, and frequent travelers.

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As the Atal Setu becomes operational, it symbolizes a significant leap in urban infrastructure, embodying the commitment to efficient and accessible transportation in the region.

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