(Built at cost of about Rs 17,840 crores, Atal Setu is the longest bridge in India and also the longest sea bridge in the country)
TTT NEWS NETWORK
NEW DELHI, 12 JANUARY 2024:
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi inaugurated Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewri-Nhava Sheva Atal Setu in Navi Mumbai today. Mr. Narendra Modi took a walkthrough of the photo gallery and a showcase model of Atal Setu.
MTHL Atal Setu has been constructed at the cost of more than Rs 17,840 crores and is about a 21.8 km long 6-lane bridge having about 16.5 km length over the sea and about 5.5 km on the land.
The Prime Minister posted on X:
“Delighted to inaugurate Atal Setu, a significant step forward in enhancing the ‘Ease of Living’ for our citizens. This bridge promises to reduce travel time and boost connectivity, making daily commutes smoother.”
The Prime Minister was accompanied by the Governor of Maharashtra, Ramesh Bais, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Ministers of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewri – Nhava Sheva Atal Setu:
The Prime Minister’s vision is to improve the ‘ease of mobility’ of citizens by strengthening urban transport infrastructure and connectivity. In line with this vision, the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), now named ‘Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewri – Nhava Sheva Atal Setu’ has been built. The foundation stone of the bridge was laid by the Prime Minister in December 2016.
Atal Setu has been constructed at a total cost of more than Rs 17,840 crore. It is about a 21.8 km long 6-lane bridge having about 16.5 km length over the sea and about 5.5 km on the land. It is the longest bridge in India and also the longest sea bridge in India. It will provide faster connectivity to Mumbai International Airport and Navi Mumbai International Airport and will also reduce the travel time from Mumbai to Pune, Goa and South India. It will also improve connectivity between Mumbai Port & Jawaharlal Nehru Port.
In a city where every square inch counts, the opening of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewri – Nhava Sheva Atal Setu stands as a monumental milestone and this engineering marvel is India’s longest sea bridge that holds the promise of reducing travel time between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai to an astonishing 20 minutes, creating an unprecedented connection between these two vital hubs. The Atal Setu, spanning a length of 21.8 kms, is a six-lane expressway commencing at Sewri, and concluding at Chirle near Nhava Sheva. This monumental project is poised to redefine not only travel times but also the entire landscape of Mumbai’s eastern coast.
Mumbai is witnessing a remarkable infrastructural metamorphosis along its eastern coast and the upcoming Atal Setu stands as the flagship project, representing a shift towards enhanced connectivity and efficiency. Integral to the transformation of Mumbai’s eastern coast are projects like the Sewri Worli Elevated Corridor, Eastern Express Highway, and Eastern Freeway. The upcoming Sewri Worli Elevated Corridor, closely linked with the Atal Setu, will provide signal-free connectivity, acting as a vital traffic dispersal system and connecting the eastern and western regions of the city.
The Atal Setu plays a crucial role in connecting South Mumbai, particularly the area of Byculla. This connectivity extends further to the upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport, promising faster access for South Mumbai residents leading to higher demand for residential real estate in the vicinity.