MMRDA deploys 5,000 workers to speed up MTHL project

Published: Nov 06, 2019, 15:37 IST | Ranjeet Jadhav | Mumbai

With the MTHL project in action, commuters will be able to cut the travel time between Navi Mumbai and the city by one and a half hour.

MMRDA has deployed over 5,000 workers for the project which is slated to get completed by September 2022.
MMRDA has deployed over 5,000 workers for the project which is slated to get completed by September 2022.

Motorists will soon be able to travel via the Mumbai Trans Harbor Link road, as the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has deployed over 5,000 workers for the project which is slated to get completed by September 2022.

The 22-km sea highway will connect Sewri (in the southern part of Mumbai) to Nhava Sheva in Navi Mumbai, which will help save time. Currently, it takes over two and a half hours to reach Navi Mumbai from the city. With the MTHL project in action, commuters will be able to cut the travel time by one and a half hour.

According to MMRDA, of the 5,000 people deployed for the project, 4,300 form skilled and unskilled labour, while 700 are technical engineers. The manpower is deployed to ensure the authority meets the deadline.

MMRDA has already completed 14% of the work and is on track to meet the deadline considering the development body has divided the work in three packages. As on October 31, MMRDA has completed 15% of the work in the first package of 10.4 km bridge. The second package, which includes the construction of a 7.8-km bridge, there has been 12% progress while the third package, which involves building a 3.8-km viaduct, there has been 11% progress.

MMRDA will execute the construction of the sea bridge at a cost of ₹17,843 crore and has nearly completed the geo-technical investigation and casting yard work.

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