IAS Gyan

Daily News Analysis


27th May, 2023 MISCELLANEOUS

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Context: The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link Road, the longest sea link in India, is nearing completion, and will likely be open to the public by November 2023.


  • A major infrastructure project that will transform the connectivity and mobility of Mumbai is the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link Road (MTHL).
  • The MTHL will have several benefits for the residents and commuters of Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. It will reduce the travel time between the two cities, easing the traffic congestion on the existing routes.
  • It will boost the economic development of the region, by opening up new areas for industrial, commercial and residential activities.
  • It will have environmental benefits, as it will reduce fuel consumption and emissions from vehicles.
  • The MTHL is a complex and challenging engineering feat, as it involves constructing a bridge over a deep and turbulent sea, with high seismic activity and strong winds.