MUMBAI: The Mumbai Trans-Harbor Link (MTHL) is a forthcoming sea bridge between Sewri and Nhava Sheva (JNPT). It is probably going to be ready by 2024. More than just cutting travel time between south Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, it will be a help for those heading from the city to Pune and Goa.
MTHL is supposed to mitigate traffic congestion in the island city and promote financial improvement in Navi Mumbai. The link will include interchanges at Sewri, Shivaji Nagar, and Chirle.
Future course (to Pune)
P D’Mello Street, Freeway (exit in front of Sewri), MTHL, onto the Mumbai-Pune Expressway through Chirle, passing by the under-construction Navi Mumbai International Air terminal. (Onwards to Goa), NH48, NH748
Travel times will be reduced by an hour and a half between Mumbai and places like Lonavla and Khandala in transit to Pune, as well as between Mumbai and destinations that lie on NH48.
MTHL extension to beat the clog
Congestion is expected to increase as a result of the heavy traffic flow expected as a result of MTHL.
Since existing streets in the Nhava Sheva region are limited, vehicles getting off MTHL would take a 1.5km diversion, which would require 45 minutes to negotiate during rush hours. Thus, a 6km expansion to MTHL has been planned to defeat this.