In the presence of Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has launched the first longest orthotropic steel deck (OSD) in package-2 of Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL). This OSD is 180-m long and weighs 2,300 metric tonnes. As per a press release MTHL's package-2 has 32 OSD spans and of these 15 spans have already been launched. Of the 22 km long bridge, a 16.5 km-long-stretch is above the sea.
The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, also known as the Sewri–Nhava Sheva Trans Harbour Link, is a 21.8 km (13.5 mi) 6-lane expressway grade road bridge, which will connect Mumbai with Navi Mumbai, its satellite city. The MTHL will facilitate decongestion of the Mumbai city by improving connectivity between Mumbai city and Navi Mumbai. The sea link will have interchanges at Sewri in Central Mumbai, Shivaji Nagar at Mumbai Bay and NH-4 B at Chirle, Navi Mumbai. The link is expected to be opened for traffic in November.