Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, Atal Setu, MTHL,

Mumbai Trans Harbour: MTHL is a 6-lane sea link, with 16.50 km of the stretch on sea and 5.5 km on land

“India’s Longest Sea Bridge, Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, Sets Speed Limits and Vehicle Restrictions”

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The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), also known as Atal Setu in honor of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, is set to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 12, according to the Chief Minister’s Office. Police authorities have announced specific speed limits and vehicle restrictions on this significant infrastructure project.

For four-wheelers, including cars, taxis, light motor vehicles, minibuses, and two-axle buses, a maximum speed limit of 100 kmph has been established on the MTHL. However, the speed will be restricted to 40 kmph during the ascent and descent of the bridge, aiming to enhance safety measures.

Notably, certain vehicles such as motorcycles, autorickshaws, tractors, and animal-drawn vehicles will not be permitted on the sea bridge. The Mumbai police have implemented these measures to mitigate potential dangers, obstructions, and inconvenience to the public.

The MTHL, with a total cost of ₹18,000 crore, connects Sewri in Mumbai to Nhava Sheva in Uran taluka, Raigad district. Spanning 6 lanes, it comprises a 16.50-kilometer stretch over the sea and a 5.5-kilometer section on land. This ambitious project aims to significantly reduce travel time between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, enabling motorists to cover the distance in just 20 minutes, a remarkable improvement compared to the previous 2-hour commute. The Eastern Freeway will also see restrictions for multi-axle heavy vehicles, trucks, and buses heading towards Mumbai, redirecting them through the Mumbai Port-Sewri Exit and the MBPT Road near ‘Gadi Adda’ for their onward movement. As the MTHL promises to become a vital transportation link, the implementation of these speed limits and restrictions is crucial for ensuring the safety and efficiency of this groundbreaking infrastructure.

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