FHRAI Applauds Inauguration Of MTHL (Atal Setu); A Game-Changer For India’s Infrastructure
New Delhi, Jan 15: The Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI), India’s apex body and voice of the hospitality industry, has extended its congratulations to the Government at the Centre and the state Government of
New Delhi, Jan 15: The Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI), India’s apex body and voice of the hospitality industry, has extended its congratulations to the Government at the Centre and the state Government of Maharashtra on the inauguration of the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) officially known as Atal Setu. The engineering marvel, now the longest sea bridge in India, signifies a monumental leap forward in the country’s infrastructure development. Stretching an impressive 21.8 kilometres (13.5 miles), the Atal Setu is an engineering masterpiece that promises to revolutionize transportation in the region. The FHRAI recognizes the profound impact this project will have on the nation’s connectivity and applauds the Government’s commitment to advancing infrastructure on a grand scale.
Presided over by the Hon’ble Prime Minister – Shri Narendra Modi, the inauguration of Atal Setu on January 12th, 2024, marked a significant milestone for India’s infrastructure landscape.
“The inauguration of the Atal Setu is a watershed moment for India’s infrastructure development. As the longest sea bridge in the country, it not only enhances Mumbai’s connectivity but also symbolizes the nation’s commitment to pushing boundaries in engineering excellence. It is poised to transform not only Mumbai’s landscape but also provide an unprecedented boost to tourism in Maharashtra. With improved connectivity, we foresee a significant surge in tourist footfall to Mumbai’s neighbouring tourism destinations like Lonavala, Matheran, Alibaug, Mahabaleshwar and other scenic locales across the State,”Pradeep Shetty, President, FHRAI
This transformative project is expected to have far-reaching implications, attracting tourists and boosting the hospitality industry. The FHRAI believes that the sheer magnitude of MTHL’s engineering prowess will become a tourist attraction in itself, drawing visitors from around the country to experience the marvel.
“The MTHL is more than just a bridge; it is a testament to India’s capability to undertake and execute large-scale infrastructure projects. Additionally, the travel experience offered by Atal Setu will not only attract domestic tourists but also position Mumbai as a gateway to explore the rich cultural and natural treasures of Maharashtra. The enhanced accessibility to these destinations will stimulate economic growth and contribute to the tourism sector’s vitality. As tourists explore the diverse attractions within Maharashtra, there will be a multiplier effect on the local economy. Small businesses, hospitality establishments and local artisans stand to benefit, amplifying the positive impact on the overall economic landscape of the State,”Pradeep Shetty, President, FHRAI
The Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) is the apex body of the Indian Hospitality industry. Founded in 1955, the FHRAI is the third-largest Hospitality association in the world and has diligently built on its rich legacy. The Association is today privileged to serve as the leading voice of the hotel and restaurant industry and plays a seminal role in supporting the growth trajectory of India’s hospitality and tourism sector. FHRAI provides a vibrant interface between the industry, government, regulatory bodies, academia, international organizations, civil society and the media.