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Japan’s IHI Infrastructure successfully completes India's longest sea bridge in Mumbai

09:39 | 02/02/2024

(Construction) - Japanese construction company IHI Infrastructure Systems has completed the construction of a sea bridge spanning approximately 22 kilometers in Mumbai, India, with its involvement in box girder production.

This maritime infrastructure links the central area of Mumbai, known as Sewri, with Navi Mumbai across the Mumbai Bay, establishing the longest sea bridge in India. The completion of the bridge is poised to significantly reduce commuting times between the two cities, fostering economic growth in the Mumbai metropolitan area and mitigating issues such as air pollution resulting from traffic congestion. The inauguration ceremony took place on January 12th at the construction site.

Japan’s IHI Infrastructure successfully completes India's longest sea bridge in Mumbai
Japan’s IHI Infrastructure successfully completes India's longest sea bridge in Mumbai

The Mumbai Bay Crossing Road Construction Project was commissioned by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority and falls under the category of Official Development Assistance (ODA) funded by Japanese yen loans. The construction of approximately 10 kilometers, designated as "Bridge Construction Project Package 1" starting from Sewri, was executed through a consortium with Larsen & Toubro Limited, India's leading construction company. Package 1 marked the first use in India of corrosion-resistant coated steel deck box girders, of which the Japanese company was involved in their production and transportation.

IHI Infrastructure Systems has built a solid track record in India, having undertaken projects such as the construction of a steel bridge for freight-only railways between Delhi and Mumbai in 2015, and the fabrication and transportation work for special bridges on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed railway in 2021.

Mumbai has been grappling with worsening traffic congestion due to population growth and increased automobile usage. Navi Mumbai is undergoing expansions in its port facilities, with plans for a new airport. With only one road and railway encircling the Mumbai Bay providing access between the two cities, the development of infrastructure to boost the economic growth of the Mumbai metropolitan region has been a pressing challenge. (2024/01/24)

The Daily Engineering and Construction News of Japan

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