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Updated January 7th, 2024 at 08:33 IST

Mumbai to Pune in 90 minutes! India's longest sea bridge set to transform commuting dynamics

The much-anticipated Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) is set to revolutionise the travel between Mumbai to Pune with operations commencing from January 12, 2024.

Ronit Singh
 Mumbai to Pune in 90 Minutes
Mumbai to Pune in 90 Minutes | Image:PTI
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Mumbai: The much-anticipated Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) is set to revolutionise the travel between Mumbai and Pune with operations commencing from January 12, 2024, according to government officials. 

The groundbreaking project is poised to transform commuting dynamics, significantly slashing travel time, enabling commuters to cover Mumbai to Pune distance in just 90 minutes.

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The MTHL project will not merely be a game-changer for only commuter between Mumbai and Pune, but it also presents a swift remedy for alleviating traffic congestion during peak hours in the Nhava Sheva area of Navi Mumbai. 

Offering a concise 1.5 km detour, the MTHL enables vehicles to circumvent congested zones, potentially eliminating up to 45 minutes of traffic-related delays.

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The frequent commuters to Pune, accustomed to the traditional route involving P D’Mello Road, Freeway, Sion, Panvel Expressway, and Mumbai-Pune Expressway, can now opt for a more efficient alternative. 

The suggested route includes P D’Mello Road-Freeway (exit before Sewri)-MTHL, connecting to the Mumbai-Pune Expressway via Chirle and passing through the under-construction Navi Mumbai International Airport route.

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The game-changer MTHL projects is likely to change travel in Mumbai regions, with reshaping daily commuting patterns. It will offer time saving and more efficient alternative route to travellers. 

MTHL: The groundbreaking poject 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), the country's longest sea bridge, on January 12, 2024. Spanning around 22 km, the MTHL will cater to 70,000 vehicles daily connecting Sewri at Mumbai to Chirle at Navi Mumbai.

After inauguration, the project will become India's first and the world's 12th longest sea bridge. Apart from connecting Mumbai and its satellite city, Navi Mumbai, the MTHL project will help save time for commuters in many ways. To optimise traffic flow and ensure seamless movement, there are several strategic interchanges at Sewri, Shivaji-Nagar, SH-54 in Jasai, and Chirle on NH-348.
 

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Published January 7th, 2024 at 08:31 IST

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