The long-expected Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) in Mumbai is all set to commence operations on December 25th, revolutionizing travel between Mumbai and Pune. This innovative project is expected to significantly reduce travel time, enabling commuters to cover the distance in just 90 minutes.
The BJP announced in a social media post that the Mumbai-Trans Harbour Link will be thrown open for public use on December 25. However, officials of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) have expressed surprise over the claim, saying several components of the project that will allow the stretch to be pliable are yet to be completed, and it will be difficult to meet the December 25 deadline.
The MTHL is not only a game-changer for commuters between Mumbai and Pune but also offers a swift solution to ease traffic congestion during peak hours in the Nhava Sheva area of Navi Mumbai. By providing a short 1.5-kilometer detour, the MTHL allows vehicles to bypass congested areas, potentially eliminating up to 45 minutes of traffic-related delays.
Regular travelers to Pune, habituated to the regular route involving P D’Mello Road, Freeway, Sion, Panvel Expressway, and Mumbai-Pune Expressway, can now opt for a more efficient alternative. The suggested route includes P D’Mello Road-Freeway (exit before Sewri)-MTHL, connecting to the Mumbai-Pune Expressway via Chirle and passing through the under-construction Navi Mumbai International Airport route.
This transformative infrastructure project is expected to reshape daily commuting patterns, offering a time-saving and more efficient alternative for travelers between Mumbai and Pune. The MTHL is poised to redefine connectivity and contribute to a smoother travel experience for thousands of commuters.