Prime Minister Modi is set to unveil Atal Setu, India’s longest sea bridge at a cost of Rs 17,840 crore, promising improved connectivity and reduced travel time between Mumbai and key destinations.
Mumbai, January 11, 2024 – In a significant development aimed at enhancing the ‘ease of mobility’ for citizens, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Maharashtra on January 12th to inaugurate the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewari – Nhava Sheva Atal Setu, formerly known as the Mumbai Transharbour Link (MTHL).
With an impressive construction cost of approximately Rs 17,840 crore, Atal Setu stands tall as the longest bridge in India, spanning a length of 21.8 km. This marvel of engineering includes a 6-lane bridge covering 16.5 km over the sea and 5.5 km over the land. Not only does it hold the title of the country’s longest bridge, but it also claims the distinction of being the longest sea bridge in India.
The project, envisioned by Prime Minister Modi to bolster urban transport infrastructure and connectivity, has been a long-time coming since the laying of the foundation stone in December 2016.
Atal Setu is poised to revolutionize travel by significantly reducing the commute time between Mumbai and key destinations such as Pune, Goa, and South India. Moreover, it promises to enhance accessibility to both Mumbai International Airport and Navi Mumbai International Airport. The bridge’s strategic positioning will also contribute to improved connectivity between Mumbai Port and Jawaharlal Nehru Port.
As India’s infrastructure leaps forward, Atal Setu stands as a testament to the nation’s commitment to progress and Prime Minister Modi’s vision for a seamlessly connected future.