The Centre issued a fresh coastal regulation zone (CRZ) clearance to the ambitious 22-km Mumbai Trans Harbour Link project worth Rs.11,370 crore. The decision follows a National Green TribunalÂ´s (NGT) October order that had set aside the Environment MinistryÂ´s prior coastal clear-Â¡ance of 2013 to the project.
Government plans to issue a tender in March and complete the crucial link by 2019. Â´In compliance of the directions of NGT, the proposal Â´Mumbai Trans Harbour LinkÂ´ by MMRDA was considered by the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) in the ministry. Based on the recommendations of EAC, the Environment Ministry hereby accords CRZ clearance to the project,Â´ the ministry said in a letter written to MMRDA.