Atal Setu: Indian PM Narendra Modi inaugurates country’s longest sea bridge

Indian PM Narendra Modi walking on the Atal Setu. Photo Courtesy: Narendra Modi X page

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the country’s longest sea bridge Atal Setu or Mumbai Trans Harbour Sealink (MTHL) on Friday (January 12, 2024), promising to add a new dimension to the connectivity in the city.

After the inauguration, the Indian PM posted on X: “Delighted to inaugurate Atal Setu, a significant step forward in enhancing the ‘Ease of Living’ for our citizens. This bridge promises to reduce travel time and boost connectivity, making daily commutes smoother.”

It is a 21.8 km long 6-lane bridge having about 16.5 km length over sea and about 5.5 km on land.

It is the longest bridge in India and also the longest sea bridge in India.

Mumbai Transharbour link (MTHL) has now been named ‘Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewri – Nhava Sheva Atal Setu’.

Some quick facts

The foundation stone of the bridge was also laid by the Prime Minister in December, 2016.

Atal Setu has been constructed at a total cost of more than Rs 17,840 crore.

It will provide faster connectivity to Mumbai International Airport and Navi Mumbai International Airport and will also reduce the travel time from Mumbai to Pune, Goa and South India.

It will also improve connectivity between Mumbai Port & Jawaharlal Nehru Port.