Mumbai, with its infrastructure bursting at the seams and burgeoning population, pre-dictated the natural birth of several peripheral areas in its vicinity. One of the areas, Panvel has emerged among the most preferred locations for residents to buy a home. Its robust infra growth is the main reason. The slew of public infrastructure and transport for connectivity has made travelling to and from Mumbai a breeze. One such infrastructure development is the 21.8-km-long Mumbai Trans Harbour Link that will connect Sewri to Navi Mumbai’s Chirle.
When completed, the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link will be the longest sea link in India. It will be a six-lane expressway that will start at Sewri, cross the Thane creek and end at Chirle near Nhava Sheva.
This bridge will bring plenty of benefits to the residents. Apart from reducing traffic on the other entry routes of Mumbai, it will improve overall connectivity in a big way. The link will provide easy connectivity from the mainland to the new airport coming up in Panvel. It will also save a considerable amount of commute time for residents living in Panvel and other areas who travel to work in Mumbai every day.
The spectacular rise of Panvel
Growing rapidly over the past few years, Panvel has evolved to become a real estate hotspot, it is now home to large luxury townships and established medical and educational facilities. One of the biggest developments is Hiranandani Fortune City. Created on the philosophy of Live. Work and Play, the township has trendy studios, 1, 2 & 3 BHK apartments. The fine range of amenities and facilities that include themed gardens, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, gym, spa and sauna, yoga and meditation den, exclusive areas for kids and senior citizens and more helps the residents to lead a healthy and happy lifestyle.
Mumbai Trans Harbour Link features
On the Mumbai end of the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, the bridge will have a three-level interchange. It will connect MTHL to the Eastern Freeway and the Sewri-Worli connector. There will also be an interchange at Shivaji Nagar and Chirle on the Navi Mumbai end.
A steel span of four km in the middle of the concrete Mumbai Trans Harbour Link will allow easy movement of ships below. Users can enjoy the view of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) from the view barriers, while the link will have noise barriers at Sewri mudflat area, which is a popular haven for migratory birds. A 5.6-km temporary bridge that is being used for transporting equipment and people working on the project will be converted into a bird-watching platform which will enable nature lovers to enjoy viewing the birds.
The intelligence transport system (ITS), variable message and CCTV cameras in the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link will help Mumbai traffic police to control traffic and also ensure adequate safety.