Status Report On The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link Project

Mumbai Trans Harbour Link Project: The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), also known as the Sewri-Nhava Sheva Trans Harbor Link, is a 22-kilometer-long access-controlled sea bridge under construction that will connect Sewri in Mumbai to Chirle in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. The project, which is expected to be completed in 2023, will be India’s longest sea link.

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Mumbai, the island city that relies heavily on public infrastructure and transportation for connectivity, will soon get a facelift in the form of the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL). The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority is building the 22-kilometer-long project that will connect Sewri in Mumbai to Chirle in Navi Mumbai (MMRDA).

The project, which was planned in the 1990s, hit many roadblocks and was only resurrected in 2016. The project’s construction began in April 2018, with a tentative completion date of September 2023. The project is broken down into four packages. provides a detailed look at the project’s development and its impact on the real estate market.


The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) has

According to the plan, the Mumbai end of the project will include a three-level interchange connecting to the Eastern Freeway and the Sewri-Worli connector. There will be interchanges at Shivaji Nagar and Chirle on the Navi Mumbai end.

A four-kilometer steel span in the middle of the concrete link will allow ships to easily move to the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) below the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link. View and noise barriers will be installed at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and the Sewri mudflat area.

A 5.6-kilometer-long temporary bridge, which is currently being used to transport equipment, will be converted into a bird-watching platform in the future. The project is currently in full swing.

The amenities include an intelligent transportation system (ITS) and variable message signs, both of which are critical for a sea link.


Key specifications for the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link


  • The total cost is estimated to be Rs 17,843 crore.
  • The total length of the project is 21.8 kilometres.
  • Bridge length: 18.2 kilometres
  • Concrete and steel are use.
  • The deadline is 2023.
  • 27 m in width
  • Six : lanes
  • Construction is currently underway.
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency is the primary lender (JICA)
  • Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority owns it (MMRDA)
  • EPC is the project model (Engineering, Procurement and Construction)
  • AECOM-Padeo-Dar Al Handasah-TYLIN Consortium served as general consultant.
  • 100 kmph is the maximum speed limit.


Route of the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link


Advantages of MTHL


  • It will build an alternate route between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, cutting travel time from two hours to 20 minutes.
  • Positive impact on the Navi Mumbai real estate sector
  • Better connectivity between the Mumbai Port Trust and the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) port
  • Connectivity to the Mumbai-Pune Expressway is seamless.


Packages for MTHL

The project has been divided into four packages, three of which are civil in nature and one of which is a system package. MMRDA awarded civil construction contracts with a 54-month deadline in November 2017.





Package 1

Sewri up to marker 10.38 km (10.38 km); inter-tidal and marine construction

Larsen and Toubro – IHI Corporation JV

Package 2

Marker 10.38 km up to step 18.187 km (7.807 km); marine construction

Daewoo E&C – Tata Projects Limited JV

Package 3

18.187 km to NH-4B at Chirle (3.613 km); construction on land

Larsen and Toubro

Package 4

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) includes Toll and Transport Management System and Equipment Installation



Mumbai Trans Harbour Link toll rates 

MMRDA proposed toll rates for the project in 2012 of Rs 175 for cars, Rs 265 for Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV), Rs 525 for Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HCV), and Rs 790 for multi-axle vehicles, which they intend to collect until 2045. However, as construction costs rose, JICA, the project’s largest investor, proposed raising toll rates. More information will be available as the project nears completion and operation.


Current status of the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link

The project was initially plan to be built using the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model, but the MMRDA later changed the model and executed it as an EPC model- Engineering, Procurement, and Construction. Around 85 percent of MTHL’s construction work had been completed as of August 2022, with the remainder expected to be completed by September 2023.


The Real Estate Impact of the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link

The project is expected to perform well in terms of connectivity and real estate. It will improve access to the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport, the Mumbai Port Trust, and the JNPT. The project will be a game changer for the real estate of nearby areas such as Turbhe, Ghansoli, Airoli, Ulwe, Dronagiri, Vashi, and Panvel due to its easy access to South Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. Taking advantage of the increased demand for housing units, a number of well-known real estate developers, including Godrej Properties, Arihant Group, and Marathon Group, have already launched residential projects along the MTHL project.


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