Mumbai, Metro Rail News: Good News for Mumbaikars! The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the prime minister, has approved Phase-IIIA of the Mumbai Urban Transport Project.
With the approval of the project, the suburban transportation system is set to get a boost. The total estimated cost of the project will be Rs 30,849 crore with completion cost at Rs 3,3690 crore. The project is likely to be completed in five years, said the government in a release.
It will include the introduction of air-conditioned coaches with automatic doors to improve comfort level and safety of commuters.
According to the statement under listing the benefits of the project said “Seamless travel for long distance suburban passengers by extending and creating corridors. Improvement in passenger
It will also include communication based train control system(CBTC).
The Mumbai suburban railway network on Central and Western Railways has 385 route-km. There are five corridors, two on Western Railway, two on Central Railway and one on Harbour Line.
Everyday about 8 million people travel in the suburban sections in more than 3,000 train services. There is severe overcrowding in the suburban trains and during peak hours, number of passengers carried is more than four times the carrying capacity.