Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has approved various infrastructure proposals for Mumbai and its adjoining areas.
Mr. Fadnavis recently approved the Detailed Project Reports - DPRs of three new Metro lines for the island city with a total cost of around 18,000 crore rupees.
The Maharashtra cabinet has given the green signal to three new Metro lines in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, to promote sustainable means of transport in the metropolis, all of which would be completed by 2026.
The three projects would be constructed by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). The construction of the 9.2-kilometre Gaimukh-Shivjai Chowk line near western suburb Mira Road began on 15th August.
It will have four elevated stations and is expected to be completed by March 2022. The Kalyan to Taloja elevated line will be 20.7 kilometres long and have 17 stations. It is scheduled for completion by March 2024.
The Wadala-CST line will be 12.7 kilometres long, of which 8.7 kilometres would be underground, and the rest will be elevated with completion deadline of March, 2026.
According to MMRDA, the metro 10 line will help to shift road user to the metro by 25 to 30 per cent and will also help to reduce traffic on road by 30 to 35 per cent along with the reduction in accidents on the suburban system due to a reduction in overcrowding. (AIR NEWS)