India’s longest sea bridge has been inaugurated. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated this 28 km long (including connecting road) sea bridge on Friday. Indian media NDTV says that it will take only 20 minutes to travel 21 kilometers on this bridge.
The bridge was built as part of the Mumbai Trans Harbor Link project. Sewari-Nabseva Atal Setu is named after the late Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Through this, the communication system from Mumbai to Navi Mumbai will be easier and faster.
Anandabazar, another Indian news media, said in a report that 1 lakh 78 thousand tons of steel were used in the construction of this sea bridge. If you travel on this bridge, you can go one and a half hours in just 20 minutes.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and state government ministers accompanied Narendra Modi in the inauguration program on Friday afternoon. The 21.8 km long (main bridge) bridge has cost 17,840 crore Indian rupees. The cost of the entire project is more than 21 thousand crore rupees. Of this, 16.5 km is over the sea.
It is believed that this bridge will facilitate the movement of tourists as it connects the two international airports of Navi Mumbai and Mumbai.