The Maharashtra government has commissioned infrastructure projects worth around Rs. 6,000 crore in Mumbai alone in 2014. Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), which is the nodal body for planning and implementation of projects, delivered infrastructure projects worth Rs. 5,955 crore, a release issued said.
Among the key projects commissioned during the year include the country’s first Rs. 1,200 crore worth 8.93 km Chembur-Wadala monorail and Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar metro rail project costing Rs. 2,365 crore.
The other vital infrastructure projects delivered during the year included 17-km Eastern Freeway built at a cost of Rs. 1,463.87 crore; 3.5 km Santacruz-Chembur link road worth Rs. 428 crore; 1,096-meter long flyover worth Rs. 76 crore at Amar Mahal junction; 2 km Sahar elevated road worth Rs. 400 crore and south-bound arm of Kherwadi flyover worth Rs. 21.96 crore.
MMRDA has also approved projects to the tune of Rs. 69,425 crore to ramp up infrastructure of the country’s financial capital in near future. These projects include 33.5 km Colaba-Bandra-Seepz underground metro corridor project worth Rs. 24,340 crore, 40 km-long Dahisar-Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd metro corridor at an estimated cost of Rs. 25,605 crore and 32 km-long Wadala-Ghatkopar-Thane-Kasarvadavali metro corridor requiring an expenditure of Rs. 19,097 crore.
MMRDA has also approved four flyovers at Bandra-Kurla junction and a 1.6 km connector between Bandra-Kurla complex and Eastern Express Highway near Chunabhatti with a cost of Rs. 227 crore and Rs. 156 crore, respectively, to ease traffic in Bandra-Kurla Complex.
“In order to spruce up transport infrastructure, MMRDA is presently executing projects worth Rs. 22,816 crore. It will take up 22 km Mumbai Trans Harbour Link project estimated to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 9,630 crore and Phase-I of Virar-Alibaug Multi Modal Corridor at a cost of Rs. 9,326 crore,” the Authority said.
Besides these, MMRDA is also implementing 10.24 km second phase of the monorail corridor between Wadala to Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk at an estimated cost of Rs. 1,260 crore and extended Mumbai urban infrastructure project worth Rs. 2,600 crore.
The extended MUIP projects include development of 275 km long road network, 14 flyovers, three creek bridges and two road over bridges.