Mumbai, Sep 20 (UNI) The Government of Maharashtra has appointed Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) as the entrepreneur to implement the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link.
The length of the bridge, that will connect Sewri in Mumbai to Nhava in Navi Mumbai, will be 22 kms. This will be the fourth largest sea bridge in the world. The bridge, touted as the Project of the Century, will prove to be an important communication link.
It will connect the Navi Mumbai's SEZ, JNP and other industrial units being set up and already in existence in Raigad district.
It will also connect to the Mumbai-Pune National Highway and the distance as well as time required to reach Pune and Goa will be reduced to a great extent. The bridge will be of eight carriageway lanes. An expenditure of at least Rs 8,000 crore is expected.
Tenders have been invited and the process is expected to be completed within four months, a release issued here said.
Considering the importance of the project and the need to implement it expeditiously, MSRDC will employ dedicated team of senior and experienced engineers for the project. M/s. Jean Muller, a consultant of international repute has been appointed for the project, the release added.
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