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Mumbai Trans Harbour Link: India’s longest sea bridge in the making

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The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link project will provide direct access to Navi Mumbai International Airport, connecting JNPT and will also provide a convenient gateway to the Pune expressway. This comes as a major achievement for the port as the connectivity of Mumbai to Navi Mumbai through Trans Harbour Link is crucial for the socio-economic development of Mumbai and its suburban areas.

India’s leading container port, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) successfully executed the handling of MV PIONEER DREAM carrying project cargo for Mumbai Trans Harbour Link Project.

The port unloaded 84 packages consisting of 1033MT of columns, supporting structures, and girders—a compound structure used to build bridges, at Shallow Water Berth on 23rd September in a record time of 35.30 hours.

Reports suggest that the cargo loaded from Hai Phong Port is imported by L&T – IHI Consortium with L&T being the consignee. MMRDA has awarded the project “Procurement of Mumbai Trans Harbour Link Project (Package-1) for Construction of a 10.380 km long bridge section across the Mumbai Bay including Sewri Interchange” to L&T-IHI Consortium.

The delivery of Fabricated Orthotropic Steel Girders, will enable faster construction work & lessen deck related on-site activities. Samsara Shipping India Pvt Ltd are the vessel Agents and BDP International is the logistics support provider for the consignment, the release informed.

As per reports, the Mumbai Trans Harbour link will be the nation’s longest sea bridge to connect the city’s twin suburban Navi Mumbai.

The bridge which will be 22-kilometer in length will be connecting Sewri in mainland Mumbai to Nhava Sheva in JNPT, Navi Mumbai. It will be built on more than 10,000 girders and nearly 16.5 km of it will run over the sea and rest over land.

Once operational, it is believed that the bridge will cut down the travel time between south Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.

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