Atal Setu Nhava Sheva Sea Link:
The Prime Minister of India inaugurated the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) officially known as Atal Setu Nhava Sheva Sea Link, a monumental 22 km sea bridge.
- This mega-infrastructure project aims to revolutionize travel between Sewri and Chirle, promising a significant reduction in travel time.
Key Highlights of MTHL:
- Atal Setu is the longest bridge in India and also the longest sea bridge in the country.
- The bridge is about 21.8 km long six-lane bridge having about 16.5 km length over sea and about 5.5 km on the land.
- The bridge has been named after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
- The bridge originates from Sewri in Mumbai and ends at Nhava Sheva in Uran taluka in Raigad district.
- The project is financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), covering 80% of the total project cost, while the remaining portion is shared between the state and central governments.