Order Received for Construction of a Road Bridge for Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link in India
- Contributes to Improved Connectivity and Drastically Reduced Travel Times in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region -
- December 27, 2017 -
IIS formed a consortium with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Limited, the largest general contractor in India. The consortium received an order from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority for package 1 of the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) road bridge construction project ("this project") and signed the construction contract yesterday in the presence of Keiichi Ishii, the Japanese Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and Mr. Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
Mumbai Trans Harbour Link is a project to construct India's longest maritime road totaling approximately 22 km in length in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It will connect Sewri in the Mumbai city center on the peninsula with the eastern suburb of Navi Mumbai across Mumbai Bay. The project we received the order is for the construction of an approximately 10 km maritime road bridge originating from Sewri. IIS is responsible for the manufacture and transportation of the steel plate deck box girders with a heavy-duty anticorrosion coating that are being used for the first time in the country. This project is Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan project that contributes to a "high-quality infrastructure partnership" promoted by the Japanese government from the viewpoint of applying Japan's high technological abilities and expertise.
Mumbai is said to be the economic capital of the country. It is suffering from more and more severe traffic congestion due to the increasing population and number of cars. However, expansion of the harbor and construction of a new airport are scheduled for the designated Navi Mumbai Special Economic Zone. Access between these regions is restricted by the single road and railway line circling the Mumbai Bay and the development of road and other infrastructure is an urgent issue for the future economic growth of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Completion of the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link will significantly shorten the traveling time between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai to contribute to improved connectivity and promote economic growth in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.
IIS has a wealth of experience in building large bridges. It is in charge of construction of a steel bridge for the dedicated rail freight corridor between Delhi and Mumbai that was ordered in 2015, as well as the Nhat Tan Bridge (Vietnam–Japan Friendship Bridge) in Vietnam and the Izmit Bay Crossing Bridge (Osman Gazi Bridge) in Turkey. To contribute to the development of other countries through the development of social infrastructure, we will continue to promote overseas bridge ordering activities in the future.
|Project name||Package 1 of the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) road bridge construction project|
|Construction location||Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Maharashtra State, India|
|Ordering party||Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority
|Contractor||Larsen & Toubro Limited - IHI Infrastructure Systems Consortium|
|Construction period||January 2018 - July 2022|
[Attachment 1: Planned construction site (Location map)]
[Attachment 2: Conceptional drawing]
*Source: Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority
[Attachment 3: Signing ceremony]
Left side of center: Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra Right side: Keiichi Ishii, Japanese Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
Second person from the right front row: Takeshi Kawakami, President, IHI Infrastructure Systems Co. Ltd.