The Ministry of Environment and Forests and the Costal Regulatory Zone Authority simultaneously gave the approval for the much awaited project of Mumbai – the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link (MTHL) corridor. The corridor will connect Sewri to Nhava Sheva.
Speaking at a function at Sahyadri, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, “MTHL will connect the eastern coast; it will be the link that brings Mumbai and Navi Mumbai closer,” adding that he will take the first ride of the corridor in 2019, the completion date of the project.
“As soon as an official notification of the permissions is issued, we will go for a financial closure of the project with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The agency is ready to fund MTHL at 1.4% rate of interest and tenders will be issued by March,” he added.