MMRDA Mulls Rs 62,943-Cr Investment For Metro Project
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is looking at an investment of Rs 62,943 crore to develop the upcoming 157-km Metro corridor.
The authority is already implementing three Metro projects – 33-km Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ, 18.5-km Andheri (East)-Dahisar (East) Metro 7 and 16.5-km Dahisar (West) to DN Nagar Metro-2A corridor. While the project cost of Metro-7 is Rs 6,208 crore, Metro-2A corridor will cost Rs 6,410 crore.
According to a statement by the MMRDA, the construction of three more corridors, DN Nagar to Mandale Metro-2B, Wadala-Ghatkopar-Thane-Kasarvadavali Metro-4 and Swami Samarth Nagar-Vikhroli (via JVLR) Metro-6 is expected to be taken up this coming year.
The 23.5-km Metro-2B corridor will have 22 stations and will cost Rs 10,986 crore; the 32-km Metro-4 corridor with 32 stations will cost Rs 14,549 crore; and the 14.5-km-long Metro-6 corridor with 13 stations will cost Rs 5,566 crore.
The MMRDA will also undertake four more Metro corridors, 24-km Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro-5 corridor with 17 stations (Rs 8,417 crore), eight-km Wadala to GPO Metro-8 corridor (Rs 2,400 crore), 9-km Andheri (E) to Bandra (E) Metro-9 (Rs 4,500 crore) and 11-km Dahisar (East) to Mira-Bhayandar Metro-10 corridor (Rs 3,908 crore).
"All these corridors are expected to serve more than 40 lakh commuters in the year 2021 from more than 160 Metro stations in the city and the metropolitan region," MMRDA Metropolitan Commissioner UPS Madan said.