India’s longest sea crossing viaduct will be officially opened today (Friday). The 21.8km road bridge connects the Indian city of Mumbai with Navi Mumbai.

The crossing will improve connectivity across the Bay of Mumbai

The US$2.2 billion project was the responsibility of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, with a consortium of AECOM, PADECO, Dar Al-Handasah and TY Lin International as project managers.

The civil works were carried out by a consortium of L&T and IHI Infrastructure Systems; a consortium of DAEWOO Engineering & Construction Company and Tata Projects. Strabag was contracted for the intelligent transport system.

By reducing the journey between Mumbai and its satellite Navi Mumbai, it is hoped the sea link will close the gap between India’s financial and commercial hub (link opens in new tab).