Mumbai Trans Harbour Link

Mumbai Trans Harbour Link

The proposed Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (‘MTHL') has been planned to facilitate decongestion of the island city by improving connectivity between Island city and main land (Navi Mumbai) and development of Navi Mumbai Region was envisaged about 30 years back.
 

Project Features

Scope of the work : The scope of the project includes a 22 km long, 6 lane bridge. This includes about 16.5km long creek bridge with 5.5km viaducts on land on either side. The link has interchanges at Sewri in Mumbai and at Chirle on NH-4B on Navi Mumbai side.

Details of Project

Benefits of the Project :
  • Development of Navi Mumbai and part of Raigad District
  • Faster connectivity with the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA)
  • Savings in fuel and commuter's time due to shorter connectivity with Navi Mumbai & Konkan
  • The link will help in decongesting Mumbai.

Present Status

Govt. of Maharashtra had decided to implement the project on Design-Build basis. A proposal was sent to Govt. of India with the recommendation of Govt. of Maharashtra for obtaining Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for implementation of the project. The proposal has been included in the Rolling plan of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
 
Presently the Consultants appointed by JICA are carrying out preparatory survey for the project for appraising the project for JICA. The preparatory survey has started in April 2015 and is expected to be completed in December 2015. This survey includes technical study and the Environmental & Social Impact Assessment studies. The appraisal process would be followed by a loan agreement with JICA. At the end of appraisal process, the Consultant appointed by JICA will prepare the estimates and the cost of the project. JICA would be providing ODA loan up to 80 % of the cost of the project. The bid process for the work is expected to be taken up thereafter. The timeline proposed by the JICA for the preparatory study and the further bidding process is as follows :
  • JICA preparatory Survey will be completed by December 2015
  • OECD notification is expected to be issued by January 2016
  • The loan agreement is expected to be signed by March 2016
  • The bid process for appointment of the bidder is expected to start thereafter

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