Mumbai: On September 11, Maharashtra cabinet gave its approval for implementing two Mumbai metro projects. The nod has come for the Andheri – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International (CSIM) airport and Dahisar- Mira Bhayander projects. The estimated cost of both the projects is around Rs 6,607 crores.
As per the official from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) Metro 7A will be Andheri-CSIM airport route. On the other hand Metro 9 line will Dahisar-Mira Bhayander route. Both the Mumbai Metro routes together will be 13.5 Km.
Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) has been authorized to raise funds for both the routes.
As per the plan, Dahisar-Mira Bhayander route will be 10.41 km long. This stretch will have 11 stations and built on the elevated corridor. The extension of Metro 7 Andheri-CSMI airport (Metro 7 A) will 3.17 km long in which 2.11 km will be constructed underground.
Correspondingly, 25 percent of funds will be parked for creating additional infrastructure facilities with the government. Additionally, 52 percent will be allocated for developing educational and medical facilities in the institution concerned.
Cabinet has also given its approval to set up food Technology College. This will come up in Yavatmal and Walwa taluka in Sangli district. It is estimated that the college will be constructed at around Rs 102 crore. The CMO office also informed that this college will create 130 new posts. The college will enroll 40 students per year to start with.
With cabinet approving major development projects in and around Mumbai, the common public will have access to good facilities.
The approval for two Mumbai Metro projects will help in easing traffic situations. It will also aid in bringing down vehicular air pollution. Commuters will have access to better public transport via metro.
Now that the approval has come, work should begin soon without much delay.