Atal Setu: India’s Marvelous New Sea Bridge


Prime Minister Narendra Modi (India) inaugurated the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), also known as Atal Setu, on Friday, marking the country’s longest sea bridge. It is expected to reduce the travel time between South Mumbai and Navi Mumbai from two hours to just 20 minutes. Reduced travel times mean faster movement of goods, giving a much-needed boost to Mumbai’s economy.

The 21.8-kilometre-long bridge, constructed at a cost exceeding Rs 17,840 crore, stands as a testament to Indian engineering brilliance.

According to a press release from the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Office, the quantity of steel used for its construction is equivalent to the weight of 500 Boeing airplanes and 17 times that of the Eiffel Tower’s weight.

In a record span of six years, Atal Setu has been made ready. Foundation stone of Atal Setu was laid on December 24, 2016, and construction work commenced in April 2018.

Atal Setu is more than just a bridge; it’s a symbol of India’s engineering prowess, a testament to its commitment to progress, and a harbinger of a brighter future for Mumbai and beyond.

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