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Government clears 3 new metro lines MMR

THE ASIAN AGE. | SONU SHRIVASTAVA
Published : Jul 24, 2019, 6:06 am IST
Updated : Jul 24, 2019, 6:06 am IST

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) had prepared the detailed project reports (DPR) of the new metro lines.

The state Cabinet, in a meeting chaired by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, has approved the building of three metro corridors — lines 10, 11 and 12 — worth Rs 19,080 crore in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).
 The state Cabinet, in a meeting chaired by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, has approved the building of three metro corridors — lines 10, 11 and 12 — worth Rs 19,080 crore in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).

Mumbai: The state Cabinet, in a meeting chaired by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, has approved the building of three metro corridors — lines 10, 11 and 12 — worth Rs 19,080 crore in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).

Line 10 will connect Gaimukh to Shivaji Chowk in Mira Road, line 11 will connect Wadala to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and line 12 will connect Kalyan to Taloja. The move will bring about a 50-kilometre-long metro network in the region and all three lines are expected to be completed by 2026.

 

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) had prepared the detailed project reports (DPR) of the new metro lines.

With a length of 9.209 kilometres, the Metro 10 project will cost Rs 4,476 crore while the 12.774-kilometre-long Metro 11 and 20.75-kilometre-long Metro 12 lines will cost Rs 8,739 crore and Rs 5,865 crore respectively.

An official from the chief minister’s office (CMO) said that 8.52 kilometre of the Metro 10 project would be elevated and the remaining 0.68-km stretch would be underground.

He added that 14.32 lakh commuters would use the line, which will connect Mumbai city, Borivali, Mira-Bhayander and Thane city.

 

While four kilometres of the Metro 11 line will be elevated between Wadala and Sewri, the remainder of the corridor — between Sewri and CSMT — will be underground.

The deadline for the completion of the Metro 11 line is 2022 and approval has been given to seek loans from the World Bank, New Development Bank, Japan International Cooperation Agency for the project, which will also be bankrolled by the state government and MMRDA.  

The Metro 12 is expected to be completed by 2024, the official said. The Mumbai Metro project was launched by former prime minister Manmohan Singh in June 2006 and construction work began in February 2008. Commercial operation commenced from June 8, 2014.

 

Currently, only Line 1 between Versova in Andheri and Ghatkopar is operational. Other lines are under various stages of completion.

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