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MbPT told to pay for underground Metro 4-A line

Published : Nov 7, 2018, 1:21 am IST
Updated : Nov 7, 2018, 1:21 am IST

Metro 4 (Wadala to Kasarvadavali) will be extended to GPO in south Mumbai.

 (Representational image | PTI)
  (Representational image | PTI)

Mumbai: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has asked the Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) authorities to pay the cost of underground metro if they do not want the Metro 4-A elevated. Metro 4A (Kasar-vadavali to Gaimukh) also passes through the port trust land, however the authorities want the land for development activities.

Metro 4 (Wadala to Kasarvadavali) will be extended to GPO in south Mumbai and on the Thane side it will be exte-nded upto Gaimukh by adding two more stations. Executing committee led by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis in January, this year, had approved the DPR of the same.

“Around 4 to 6 km along the 4-A corridor falls under MbPT and the port trust has demanded the line to be underground in that particular stretch. We have officially written to the MbPT to share the expense if the corridor is to be made underground. They have denied to pay up,” said a senior official from MMRDA.

The official added, “Underground metro line will cost Rs 1,000 crore per km, whereas the elevated costs just Rs 300 crore per km.”

Tags: mumbai port trust, metro 4a