Mumbai, 12th January 2024: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to embark on a series of inaugurals and foundation stone layings during his visit to Mumbai. The highlight of his agenda includes the inauguration of the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), now officially named the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Smruti Sewri-Nhava Sheva Atal Setu.
Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL):
Modi is expected to inaugurate the MTHL, a monumental project aimed at easing travel between Sewri and Nhava Sheva. The link, with an 8,500 crore budget, features a 9.23 km connector, including a 6.51 km tube tunnel. This tunnel, once completed, will be the city’s longest underground road, reducing travel time from 30 to 40 minutes to a mere 8 to 10 minutes.
Navi Mumbai Metro Line 1:
The Prime Minister will dedicate the Navi Mumbai Metro Line 1 to the nation, covering the 11.1 km stretch from Belapur to Pendhar. The project, costing Rs 3,063 crore and opening on November 18, has been under construction for 13 years.
Surya Water Supply Project:
Modi will also dedicate the 88% completed Surya Water Supply Project, designed to cater to the water needs of Vasai-Virar, MiraBhayander, and 44 villages in Palghar district. With a water treatment plant capacity of 403 MLD in Suryanagar, Veti village, the project aims to serve the water requirements of approximately 30 lakh people.
Seawoods-Belapur Uran Fourth Line (Phase II):
The Prime Minister will flag-off train services on the Seawoods-Belapur Uran Fourth Line, marking the completion of the CR’s fourth corridor. The Rs 1,782 crore project, over two decades old, connects Kharkopar and Uran, significantly reducing the distance between south Mumbai and Uran. It also integrates townships with the upcoming airport and the planned commercial hub at Seawoods.
WR Sixth Line:
Modi will dedicate the new, sixth railway line between Santacruz and Goregaon on the Western Railway. The 8.8 km line aims to enhance railway services, with completion targeted for 2025.
The inauguration of the Digha station on the Central Railway is also on the agenda. This station is part of the elevated corridor planned between Airoli and Kalwa, with the foundation stone laid by Modi in 2016.
The Prime Minister’s visit underscores the commitment to transformative infrastructure development in Mumbai, promising improved connectivity and services for its residents.