MMRDA begins to document projects

A 22-minute film, in English and Marathi, on road projects ready

Mumbai, May 20, 2010 – Well aware of the significance, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has begun to document its vital projects and their progress. A 22-minute film in English and Marathi – on road projects – is now ready and will be telecast through various mediums for the benefit and knowledge of Mumbaikars.

“Documentation of any project is very crucial. It serves manifold purposes”, said Mr.Ratnakar Gaikwad, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA. “The documentation works as a guideline for the next generation, can attract investors for the future growth of the city and the State and also injects a lot confidence in the common man who suffers through the project implementation, albeit, to reap fruits of comfort when the project is ready”, said Mr. Gaikwad further.

The 22-minute film speaks volumes about the need for good roads for a city as vibrant as Mumbai and underlines the transformation of Western and Eastern Express Highways from 6 lanes to 14 lanes. While there are two car users emphasizing on the considerably reduced travel time from Bandra to Borivili and Sion to Thane; a certain auto-rickshawwallah stands out conspicuously when he describes the development with his typical “very first class” quip!

The film also takes note of the difficulties faced by the MMRDA officials while shifting underground utilities, acquisition of land and resettling and rehabilitating the project affected people. “Yes, there were a few hurdles. But, we are happy that we could successfully implement the road projects. Of course, we would in all earnestness appeal to Mumbaikars to lend wholehearted support as we are implementing a few crucial infrastructure projects. I promise them a great and long time comfort for their short time inconvenience”, said Mr.Ratnakar Gaikwad.

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