Modi Launches Projects Worth Rs 41,000 Cr In Maharashtra
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 18 launched infrastructure and housing projects worth Rs 41,000 crore in Maharashtra. During his visit to Mumbai, Modi launched the City and Industrial Development Corporation’s (CIDCO) mass housing scheme worth Rs 18,000 crore. Under the scheme, the agency would offer 89,771 affordable homes to people under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). The Prime Minister also laid the foundation of two Mumbai Metro routes – the Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan stretch of the Metro-5 and the Dahisar-Mira Bhayander corridor of the Metro-9 at Kalyan.
The Rs 8,416-crore 24.9-km Metro-5 corridor is expected to carry around 2.29 lakh commuters daily in 2021, with the entire system designed for six-coach trains. The corridor will have 17 stations. On the other hand, the 10.3-km elevated Dahisar-Mira Bhayander route, comprising eight stations, is expected to be completed by 2022, and the cost of the project is estimated at Rs 6,607 crore.
The Metro-9 will be integrated with Metro-7 (Dahisar to Andheri) and Metro-2A (Dahisar and DN Road) and the Rs 3,600-crore Gaimukh-Shivaji Chowk (Mira Road) Metro-10.
Later, the PM visited Pune, where he laid the foundation stone for the third Metro line between Hinjewadi and Shivajinagar. The 23-km line is estimated to be built at a cost of Rs 8,313 crore.