Mumbai: Financial capital of India, Mumbai will soon have country’s largest metro rail network. Thanks to the initiative of the state government, this project is going to help ease out traffic congestion problems that every Mumbaikar battles daily. Devendra Fadnavis, chief minister of Maharashtra in media interaction shared that they are working out a plan to set up India’s largest metro rail network in the state.
The state government along with the help of Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) is working out a plan to set up metro rail network. The focus is to help in reducing traffic congestion in Mumbai.
Fadnavis shared that the state government with the help from MMRDA has taken up this ambitious plan. With this project, Mumbai will have the distinction to have country’s largest metro rail network.
Things are gaining momentum with the chief minister had performed ground breaking ceremony for road widening work for the rail overbridge between Kopri to Thane stretch. The overbridge at Kopri unites Thane to Mumbai via the Eastern Express Highway.
Currently the bridge is a two-lane stretch. As part of the plan the bridge will be widened and made into a six-lane bridge. Two new lanes will be added on each side of the bridge making it wider and more accessible. With this expansion plan traffic at this stretch is likely to be eased out.
Apart from the Kopri-Thane bridge project ground breaking rituals, Fadnavis also launched the Ghansoli-Talavali flyover underpass at Mahape and Savita Chemical flyover through channel on Thane-Belapur road.
The chief minister also performed ground breaking ceremony for the elevated road and tunnel connecting Thane-Belapur road and National Highway-4. With an outlay of Rs. 382.02 crore, the construction will probably be concluded in 40 months, and is intended at decrease traffic clogging in Airoli and Navi Mumbai respectively. All these projects in a way will aid in setting up one of the largest metro rail networks in the country.