Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, Shivaji Memorial

Published on 14 March 2024

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The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link and Shivaji Memorial

The city of dreams, the city that never sleeps - the epithets are many for Mumbai, the financial capital of India. The maximum city is undergoing massive infrastructural development, with multiple Metro lines being constructed, a Coastal road along the western seafront and many more.
Two such ambitious projects are the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Memorial/Smarak.
A 22-kilometre-long bridge, the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) will connect Navi Mumbai to Mumbai. And, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Memorial/Smarak (Shiv Smarak) is a splendid statue and complex to be constructed across the famous Girgaum Chowpatty to honour the mighty 17th-century warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL)

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is executing the MTHL project. Expected to cost around Rs 17,000 crores ($2.3 billion), the construction of the project commenced in 2018 with an estimated completion date of 2024. The project, while establishing a critical link between Navi Mumbai and Mumbai, will be the longest sea bridge in the country after completion.
The MTHL will involve two cable-stayed bridges, with the main bridge being 1.5 kilometres long. The bridges will start from Sewri (Mumbai) and terminate at Chirle (Navi Mumbai). Out of the planned six lanes, four will be dedicated to vehicles and two to the Mumbai Metro.
The bridge is expected to reduce the travel time between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai to 20 minutes, way down from the current two hours.
A consortium of companies - Larsen & Toubro, Samsung C&T and HCC, among others - is involved in the construction of the MTHL.
D&H Sécheron has been a critical part of the MTHL project since the project commenced, providing vital welding equipment and consumables, including welding machines, electrodes and wires. The welding process is an essential part of the MTHL project and D&H Sécheron’s contribution has been crucial to ensuring the timely and efficient completion of the project.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Memorial/Smarak (Shiv Smarak)

The Shiv Smarak, a project close to the heart of the citizens of Maharashtra, is a statue complex to honour and memorialise one of the greatest warrior kings of India and the founder of the Maratha Empire Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
The statue complex is being constructed on an island measuring 15.96 hectares in the Arabian Sea, near the famous Girgaum Chowpatty. It will consist of a tall, 212-metre statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and will be the tallest statue in the world after construction. The surrounding complex will comprise a museum, an amphitheatre and an auditorium. The project is estimated to be completed by 2024 at a cost of Rs 3600 crores ($500 million).
The state government of Maharashtra is taking care of the memorial’s construction. The project is expected to boost tourism in Maharashtra and serve as a fitting tribute to the great Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
D&H Sécheron is a key provider of welding consumables and equipment to the Shiv Smarak project. The welding process is crucial for the statue’s construction, requiring high precision and quality welding. D&H Sécheron, with our top-of-the-line welding solutions, will ensure that the statue is constructed to the best standards.

 

Conclusion


The MTHL and Shiv Smarak are two of the most popular and highly anticipated projects in Mumbai. While the projects have faced their fair share of challenges and controversies, both are expected to be completed by 2024.
D&H Sécheron is a leading manufacturer of welding consumables and solutions in India. We have a reputation for providing high-quality welding services to key infrastructure projects in India, including the Mumbai and Delhi Metro projects. We are contributing significantly to both the MTHL and Shiv Smarak and will work towards the successful completion of the projects.

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