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The Indian Express: 9% of Mumbai Trans Harbour Link project completed.

According to officials, in phase-1, 12.28 per cent of the work has been completed; in phase-2, 5.37 per cent progress has been achieved; in phase-3, 5.4 per cent progress has been recorded.

The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link corridor will ease travel time between Mumbai and its satellite city, Navi Mumbai. (Representational image)

Nine per cent of the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) corridor has been completed, said R A Rajeev, metropolitan commissioner, MMRDA, Sunday after visiting the site. The corridor will ease travel time between Mumbai and its satellite city, Navi Mumbai.

The project, which commenced in March, is being constructed in three phases. According to officials, in phase-1, which involves construction of 10.38-km bridge, 12.28 per cent of the work has been completed; in phase-2 involving construction of 7.807-km bridge section, 5.37 per cent progress has been achieved; in phase-3 involving construction of 3.613-km bridge viaduct, 5.4 per cent progress has been recorded.

During the visit, Rajeev was briefed by experts that a total of 751 bore holes in marine and land areas have been completed for geotechnical investigation and that 11 per cent of the 2.9 km-long temporary bridge has also been constructed.

On Sunday, the Metropolitan Commissioner launched the Reverse Circulation Drilling Rig (RCD) at intertidal zone. The machine has been imported from Germany for speedy construction in marine areas. The commissioner instructed the contractors to deploy more such machines to achieve scheduled completion.

Rajeev also inspected the casting yard at Sewri Timber Pond, where activities such as construction of site office, casting bay preparation and a concrete batching plant work are in progress.
The project is expected to be completed by September, 2022.