Atal Setu was inaugurated on January 12 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Mumbai.
The bridge connects Mumbai to Navi Mumbai, significantly reducing travel time between the two cities.
Spanning 21.8 km, Atal Setu is a six-lane bridge comprising a 16.5 km stretch over the sea and an additional 5.5 km on land.
The bridge is officially named Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewri-Nhava Sheva Atal Setu.
The project aligns with the prime minister's vision to enhance the “ease of mobility” for citizens by fortifying urban transport infrastructure and connectivity.
The primary objective is to provide expeditious connectivity to Mumbai International Airport, Navi Mumbai International Airport, and reduce travel time to Pune, Goa, and South India. It also aims to enhance connectivity between Mumbai Port and Jawaharlal Nehru Port.
Nearly 400 cameras and thermal cameras for fog detection have been installed to enhance security on the bridge.
The state home department will issue a notification designating jurisdiction for two police stations, with Sewri in Mumbai covering the initial 10.8 km and the remainder overseen by Uran in Navi Mumbai.
Travellers using the bridge will have to pay a one-way toll of ₹250. The government anticipates an average of 70,000 vehicles daily on the bridge.