The state government has knocked the doors of the Prime Minister´s Office to find a solution to the charges levied by Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) for the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link. Also known as the Sewri-Nhava Sheva Trans Harbour Link, the 22-km Mumbai Trans Harbour Link connecting Navi Mumbai with Mumbai will be India´s longest sea bridge when completed. The sea link will be a six-lane highway 27 metres wide plus the edge strip and crash barrier. The project is estimated to cost Rs 11,000 crore. It is being constructed by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). Since it will pass through their jurisdictions, the MbPT and JNPT have demanded compensation for the right of way.
JNPT and MbPT do not feel the amounts they have asked (Rs 163 crore for 99 years of lease for JNPT´s 18 hectares) from the state government is unreasonable.