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.
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.
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.
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.