MTHL toll, prices drop, Mumbai Trans Harbour Link daily pass, monthly pass

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Revised rates will be in effect for one year; Sewri to Chirle stretch continues to cost Rs 250 for a one-way trip.

After the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) revised toll charges for the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), government sources have revealed that more than 3 lakh vehicles have used the sea bridge so far. On January 17, MMRDA had tweaked toll charge for those who use the relatively shorter stretch from Shivaji Nagar, Ulwe to Sewri, or vice versa, to Rs 200, bringing it down from Rs 250.

  1. Price for return journey for Sewri-Chirle stretch is Rs 300
  2. Toll prices down 20 percent compared to Sewri-Chirle stretch

The new rates for the Ulwe-Sewri stretch will be in effect for one year. Our sister publication Autocar Professional spoke to MMRDA sources who said that users disembarking from the Mumbai-Pune Expressway prefer to use the sea bridge to reach Mumbai, along with commuters who want to reach Navi Mumbai from Sewri finding the ride a respite from the heavy traffic jams, which takes the journey to as much as 2.5 hours in peak traffic.

However, toll charges from Sewri to Chirle, which is the full length of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewri-Nhava Sheva Atal Setu, is unchanged at Rs 250. Those who only use the shorter, more popular stretch will see a 20 percent drop in their tolls, whether they opt for a rerun journey, a daily pass or a monthly pass.

The bridge, built at a cost of USD 2.2 billion (about Rs 18,292 crore), has also seen an increase in usage not only from passenger car owners, but also from transportation and logistics operators. India’s longest sea bridge, the 21.8km MTHL, has cut the journey time from Navi Mumbai to Mumbai to a mere 20 minutes from the 2.5 hours it used to take earlier. It was opened to the public by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 12, 2024.

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