Updated January 4th, 2024 at 17:14 IST
MTHL will reduce average petrol consumption from 7L to 1L. Here's How
The 22-km MTHL will also reduce the fuel charges for commuters. Find out
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Mumbai: Good news for Mumbaikars as the 22-km Mumbai Trans Harbour Link Road will save fuel consumption and cut fuel charges considerably, according to Minister of Marathi Language of Maharashtra Deepak Vasant Kesarkar. The Maharashtra government on Thursday declared that the toll charges will be fixed at Rs 250.
Revealing how the MTHL will reduce fuel costs for commuters, Kesarkar told Republic, "This is the longest sea bridge. The consumption of petrol and diesel will be reduced from 7 litres to 1 litre. This will save Rs 500 to 600 rupees for every individual. As per proposal, we have taken huge loan to build this. In order to cover the huge loan amount, Rs 500 could have been charged but in today's Cabinet meet, we decided to fix it to Rs 250 for single journey. This will help Mumbaikars and will help in the growth of Maharashtra."
Taking an indirect jibe on Aditya Thackeray, Kesarkar, without naming him, told, "This is the cheapest rate in India per kilometer. Those who don't understand anything will keep on saying anything without any knowledge. There are people who just want to say anything to get publicity and do politics on it."
Meanwhile RTI Activist, Anil Galgali said, "The toll charges for MTHL has been fixed at Rs 250. On one hand, Rs 2200 crore more is being given to the contractors and on the other hand, the citizens have to bear the brunt of the toll. Due to the election, the toll fee is low. However, one cannot rule out an increase in toll charges after elections.
(With inputs from Sandip Singh)
Published January 4th, 2024 at 17:14 IST