The Hotel And Restaurant Association (Western India), HRAWI, has applauded Maha Government on the momentous inauguration of the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), officially known as Atal Setu. The HRAWI has stated that the Atal Setu’s strategic connectivity will not only provide swift access to the Mumbai International Airport but also streamline connectivity to the upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport. Furthermore, with reduced travel times to key tourist destinations like Lonavala, Matheran, Mahabaleshwar, Pune, Alibaug, Goa and other southern regions, the Association expects the bridge to be a boon for tourism and hospitality in the State.
MTHL’s inauguration took place recently, marking a historic milestone in India’s infrastructure development and a game-changer for Mumbai’s connectivity.
“HRAWI recognizes the foresight and commitment demonstrated by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and the various stakeholders involved in bringing this ambitious project to fruition. The MTHL is not just a bridge; it is a catalyst for progress, promoting economic development and enhancing the overall quality of life for the people of Mumbai and Navi Mumbai. The tourism sector too is poised to experience a substantial boost. The strategic connectivity will have a multiplier effect, aiding accessibility and promoting tourism to other parts of the State from Mumbai. With improved accessibility, popular weekend destinations such as Lonavala, Matheran, Mahabaleshwar and Alibaug will become more accessible, making travel more convenient for both locals and tourists,” says Pradeep Shetty, President, HRAWI.
This engineering marvel, stretching across an impressive 21.8 kilometres (13.5 miles), has officially become the country’s longest sea bridge.
“We congratulate and applaud the Government for offering Mumbai this much needed connectivity. As the representative body for the hospitality industry in Western India, HRAWI looks forward to the positive impact that the Atal Setu will have on tourism, commerce and the overall well-being of the region,” says, Chetan Mehta, Vice President, HRAWI.