Atal Setu: MMRDA Says Crack Developed On MTHL Approach Road From Ulwe Towards Mumbai And Not On Bridge, Shares Video Of Repair Work; Congress Attacks Govt

Atal Setu: MMRDA Says Crack Developed On MTHL Approach Road From Ulwe Towards Mumbai And Not On Bridge, Shares Video Of Repair Work; Congress Attacks Govt

The Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewri-Nhava Sheva Atal Setu has been built at a cost of about ₹17,840 crore. It is the longest bridge in India. It also holds the distinction of being the longest sea bridge in the country and was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 12, 2024.

Rahul MUpdated: Friday, June 21, 2024, 09:49 PM IST
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Crack Developed On MTHL Approach Road From Ulwe Towards Mumbai, repair work carried out by MMRDA | X | ANI | MMRDA

In a major controversy which has already turned into a political issue, the Congress party on Friday (June 21) alleged that cracks developed on the Mumbai-Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) named 'Atal Setu' which was recently inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 12, 2024. The cracks developed are close to 2-3 feet long, showed the video. However, the MMRDA in its clarification said that the cracks shown in the video are of approach road for the Mumbai-Trans Harbour Link and not on Atal Setu as reported.

The Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewri-Nhava Sheva Atal Setu is built at a cost of about ₹17,840 crore. It is the longest bridge in India and also the longest sea bridge in India and was inaugurated with great funfare by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

A video surfaced on the internet which claimed that cracks developed at a stretch on the recently-inaugurated bridge.

Maharashtra Congress President Nana Patole inspected the cracks allegedly seen on the Mumbai-trans Harbour Link (MTHL) Atal Setu.

Alleging corruption charges at the Maharashtra government, he also said, "There is corruption in the whole state. We will present a lot of examples of corruption (in the Vidhan Sabha). Atal Bihari Bajpayee is respected by the people of India. But the BJP does not hesitate while doing corruption in his name. Maharashtra has become an ATM for Amit Shah and Narendra Modi. So, they praise Maharashtra falsely."

Congress Attacks Govt

The Congress party attacked the government over the incident. "Narendra Modi had inaugurated Atal Setu 6 months ago. There was a lot of publicity, a lot of photos were clicked. Now the news is that ₹ Atal bridge built at a cost of 18 thousand crores has developed a crack. This is clearly a case of corruption," posted the party handle.

MMRDA Clarifies

However, the MMRADA clarified on the controversy and said, "There have been rumours circulating about cracks on the MTHL bridge. We want to clarify that these cracks are not on the bridge itself but on the approach road connecting MTHL from Ulwe towards Mumbai."

Further informing about the repair work undertaken, the MMRDA posted, "Repair work on the approach road of Atal Setu is in progress and will be completed within 24 hours. The cracks on the approach road are minor and located along the edge of the road."

"The repairing of the approach road from Ulwe towards Mumbai direction is being done without disrupting traffic. The cracks mentioned in the rumors are not on the MTHL bridge itself but on the approach road connecting MTHL from Ulwe towards Mumbai. These cracks are minor longitudinal cracks in the asphalt pavement and do not indicate any structural defects," read the full post.

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