Mumbai- Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewri-Nhava Sheva Atal Setu, a groundbreaking infrastructure project connecting south Mumbai to Nhava-Sheva in Navi Mumbai. With a total cost of Rs 17,840 crore, the six-lane trans-harbour bridge, spanning 21.8 km, includes a 16.5 km long sea-link, making it the longest bridge and sea bridge in India.
This strategic project is expected to enhance connectivity to the upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport, leading to a reduction in travel time between Mumbai and Pune. Additionally, it will improve access between the Mumbai Port and the Jawaharlal Nehru Port, fostering economic growth.
The foundation stone for this project was laid by Prime Minister Modi in December 2016, and its completion marks a significant milestone in the nation’s infrastructure development. Alongside this, the Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone for an underground road tunnel, spanning 9.2 km and connecting the Eastern Freeway in eastern Mumbai to Marine Drive in south Mumbai. This tunnel, estimated to cost over Rs 8700 crore, aims to further enhance the city’s transportation network.