Japan financing US$2.7 billion 22km Mumbai Trans Harbour Link
The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link also known as the Sewri-Nhava Sheva Trans Harbour Link, will be India’s longest road bridge and will connect the port city and its southern satellite town of Navi Mumbai.
The project will total 22km in length and constructed with eight-lanes, with a cable-stayed bridge with a sea crossing of 16.5km.
When complete, the link will give a direct route between the city and the international airport currently being built at Navi Mumbai, with the ultimate aim to create an economic corridor between Mumbai and the industrial hub of Pune.
Tenders for the project will be finalised in April 2017 with work set to start in 2017 and finish in 2021.
Financing for the project will be a preferential 30-year loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Amongst the seven bidders is the China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group, a subsidiary of China Railway Group, the second largest construction company in the world is competing with at least six international builders, including two each from Japan and Korea.