MMRDA plans a brand new metro hall to attach Mumbai with Navi Mumbai through MTHL

Mumbai, India (City Transport Information): The Mumbai Metropolitan Area Improvement Authority (MMRDA) is engaged on a brand new Metro line to attach Mumbai with Navi Mumbai through the under-construction Mumbai Trans Harbour Hyperlink (MTHL). The authority has appointed a personal advisor to review whether or not the ocean bridge can take the load of a Metro hall or not. The feasibility research report is anticipated to be prepared in April 2022.

“We’re engaged on whether or not it will likely be attainable to have a Metro hall now on the under-construction bridge. We don’t really feel that funds can be an issue for this however our consultants are learning whether or not this can be technically possible, and can the bridge take the load of the Metro hall,” mentioned SVR Srinivas, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA.

He mentioned {that a} name can be taken after getting a transparent image from consultants contemplating that constructing one other bridge for only a Metro hall won’t be attainable at this juncture. “The report by the advisor ought to be out within the subsequent 30 days or so. We’re additionally contemplating a bus lane if not Metro rail,” he added.

In 2010, Railway consultancy agency RITES Restricted had ready an in depth venture report (DPR) named Mumbai Trans Harbour Metro Rail Hyperlink suggesting a 49 km hall between Prabhadevi and Dushmi which is 20 km away from Chirle, the place MTHL ends in Raigad district.

To encourage mass fast public transport and cater to future journey calls for to decongest the site visitors on MTHL, MMRDA had ideate the MTHL metro plan. Nonetheless, later because the venture was to be constructed beneath Public-Non-public Partnership (PPP) mannequin, the companies weren’t eager on having a Metro hall on it, citing it will likely be financially non-viable as residents would favor Metro over paying the toll and utilizing the highway bridge. After getting no response the MMRDA determined to assemble the venture by self-financing it by getting a mortgage permitted from the Japanese Worldwide Cooperation Company (JICA) in 2015.

In 2016, the MMRDA had floated a young for pre-qualification bids with out mentioning that it’s planning metro corridors on the bridge or parallel to MTHL. Mumbai Trans Harbour Hyperlink (MTHL) is a 22-km-long cable-stay bridge and would be the second-longest sea hyperlink on this planet after the 42-km hyperlink between Qingdao and Huandao in China. Nonetheless, now the MMRDA plans to have a Metro hall contemplating it can carry a a lot increased variety of folks.

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