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9 per cent of Sewri sea link completed: MMRDA officials

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Oct 29, 2018, 6:25 am IST
Updated : Oct 29, 2018, 6:25 am IST

The project is expected to be completed by September 2022.

Representational image of Mumbai Trans Harbour Link
 Representational image of Mumbai Trans Harbour Link

Mumbai: MMRDA officials on Sunday visited the MTHL (Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link) construction site to check on the ongoing work of the Sewri-Nhava Sheva connector. According to the officials, nine per cent of the project has been completed so far.

R.A. Rajeev, metropolitan commissioner, MMRDA, visited the MTHL site and noted overall nine per cent progress of the project that will provide easy connectivity between the island city and the mainland.

The project, which began in March this year, is being implemented in three civil packages. The general consultants have completed a total 751 boreholes in the marine and land area for geotechnical investigation, and 11 per cent of the 2,900m-long temporary bridge has been completed so far. Package 1, which involves construction of the 10.380 km long bridge section is showing 12.28 per cent progress. Package 2, which involves construction of the 7.807 km long bridge section is showing 5.37 per cent progress. Package 3, which involves construction of the 3.613 km long viaduct (from CH.18+187 to CH.21+800) is showing 5.4 per cent progress.

During the visit, the metropolitan commissioner launched Reverse Circulation Drilling Rigs (RCDs) at the intertidal zone that are imported from Germany for speedy construction work in the marine area. The commissioner thereafter instructed the contractors to deploy more machines to achieve the scheduled completion.

There are a bunch of oil pipelines belonging to HPCL, ONGC, BPCL etc. across the MTHL alignment at a chainage around 4.5km from Sewri. The physical identification of pipelines at two locations in packages 1 and 2 by sending divers up to the seabed was in progress in the presence of the representatives of stakeholders.

The MTHL touches land at Shivajinagar on the Navi Mumbai side and the commissioner visited the casting yard of package 2 and the ongoing construction work of the 2,100m long temporary bridge. The project is expected to be completed by September 2022.

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