By Rohit Sharma
Highly focussed on infrastructure and development, the state authority Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) in its Budget for 2019-20 has allocated Rs 7,486 crore for 10 Metro Projects including Rs 100 crore for Metro Bhavan.
Today, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis approved the budget presented by MMRDA in 147th Authority meeting.
The 10 Metro projects received Rs 7,486.50 crore including Rs100 crore for the Metro Bhavan, an official said in a statement.
For the year 2018-19 authority had made a budgetary provision of Rs 4,700 crore for the 7 Metro Projects.
The 10 Metro lines include:
1) Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro-1 (Rs 98 crore)
2) Dahisar to DN Nagar Metro-2A (Rs 1,895 crore)
3) DN Nagar to Mandale Metro-2B (Rs 519.60 crore)
4) Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 (Rs 650 crore)
5) Wadala to Kasarvadavali Metro-4 (Rs1,337 crore)
6) Thane-Bhivandi-Kalyan Metro-5 (Rs150 crore)
7) Samarth Nagar to Vikhroli Metro-6 (Rs 800 crore)
8) Andheri (East) to Dahisar (East) Metro-7 (Rs 11,921 crore)
9) Gaimukh to Shivaji Chowk Metro-10 (Rs 5 crore)
10) Wadala to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Metro-11 (Rs 5 crore)
11) Kalyan to Taloja Metro-12 (Rs 5 crore)
“The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) and Virar-Alibaug Multi-Modal Corridor are the two other big ticket infra projects that have been allocated big chunks of funds – Rs 3,000 cr for MTHL and Rs 2,250 cr for the Multi-Modal Corridor. This two environment friendly projects are expected to save time and fuel for those approaching Mumbai and are going out of Mumbai”, Authority said in a statement.
R A Rajeev, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA said, “More importantly, the decisions are not only city-centric, but they also offer overall care. Metro, Metro Bhavan, road network, water supply, Memorials all are afforded the required attention. May I term this one of the most fruitful meetings I have been part of ?.