A new $7 billion highway, called the Ocean City Connector, is being built in the Indian Ocean that will stretch across the Arabian Sea and eventually connect Mumbai with the port city of Bengaluru.
It is one of the largest infrastructure projects in the world and will connect Mumbai, Bengaluru and other cities in the country.
The $7.6 billion project is expected to begin construction in 2018.
“This project is one to realise the aspirations of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government.
It will be a symbol of the global leadership of the Indian economy and will serve as a template for other such projects,” said Amit Desai, chairman of the OceanCity Group.
The Ocean City Connection will connect three major cities, Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai.
The highway is estimated to be completed by 2023.
It comes after the government unveiled its ambitious “New Delhi to Bangalore” plan last month, which included a $6.5 billion infrastructure plan and a new highway linking Chennai to the Indian capital.
The plan has been widely criticised, with critics accusing the government of neglecting the vulnerable and rural areas of India.
The plan has also drawn criticism from environmental activists and campaigners.
India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said the country has the “capacity” to handle the “new normal” of climate change.