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L&T secures Rs 8,650 cr Mumbai Trans Harbour Link Project

The Heavy Civil Infrastructure business vertical of Larsen &Toubro construction has bagged a major order worth Rs 8,650 crore from Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for the construction of Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), pacakages 01 & 03. The project involves construction of a 21.8 km bridge connecting Mumbai mainland with Navi Mumbai. The project has been bagged against stiff competition from renowned international domestic companies.

The pacakage-01 of the contract involves the construction of a multi-level interchange at Sewri and a 6-lane marine bridge from Sewri to 10.38 km into the Mumbai bay, crossing over the Sewri mudflats, Pir Pau Jetty and Thane creek channels. The contract secured in partnership with IHI corporation, Japan involves the construction of an Orthotropic steel deck crossing the various obligatory navigation channels which will be first of its kind in India.  The package-03, won by L&T on a standalone basis, involves the construction of a 3.6 km, 6-lane land bridge at Navi Mumbai connecting National Highway-4B and State Highway-54 apart from the construction of interchanges, rail over bridges and toll plazas.

The proposed Mumbai Trans Harbour Link will serve as an economic gateway to Navi Mumbai connecting to Nhava Sheva Port, the Mumbai Pune Expressway and the Mumbai Goa Highway. “Being a city with a very large population, Mumbai requires a number of important infrastructure to meet its ever increasing needs and we are delighted to have bagged this very crucial mandate that will significantly improve connectivity in and around Mumbai”, said Mr.S. N. Subrahmanyan, CEO and MD, Larsen & Toubro. “We are grateful to MMRDA to have reposed their trust in us and we are confident of executing and delivering this landmark project to quality and in time”, he added.  L&T Construction is a business brand of L&T Ltd engaged in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services with over USD 17 bn in revenue.

About MTHL

The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), also known as the Sewri-Nhava Sheva Trans Harbour Link, is a proposed 21.8 km, freeway grade road bridge linking   city of Mumbai with Navi Mumbai, its satellite city. When completed, it would be the longest sea bridge in India. The bridge will begin in Sewri, South Mumbai and cross Thane Creek north of Elephanta Island and will terminate at Chirle village, near Nhava Sheva. The road will be linked to the Mumbai Pune Expressway in the east, and to the proposed Western Freeway in the west. The sea link will contain a 6 lane highway which will be 27 meters in width, in addition to edge strip and crash barrier. The project is estimated to cost Rs 14,262 crore (US$2.2 billion). The MMRDA awarded contracts for the project in November 2017; construction is expected to begin in 2018, and complete within four-and-a-half years.


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