MMRDA spent 12,940 crores on six metro traces in Mumbai


MUMBAI (Metro Rail Information): The Maharashtra authorities has spent Rs. 12,940 crores on the on-going development work of six metro corridors within the metropolis from 2016 to the tip of March 2019.

In line with the state’s financial survey report 2018-19, the overall expenditure quantities of 19% of Rs. 68,005 crores, the overall value of establishing the six metro traces.

Whereas the Mumbai Metro Rail Company (MMRC) is constructing one, The Mumbai Metropolitan Area Improvement Authority (MMRDA) is presently engaged on establishing 5 Metro corridors within the metropolis.

The most important chunk of the overall expenditure was Rs. 9,402 crore- has already been spent on the absolutely – underground Metro-3 (Colaba-Seepz) hall by the MMRC. The company not too long ago has accomplished 50% of tunnelling works for the mission. Which prices Rs. 23,136 crores.

The subsequent huge chunk was spent on traces 2A (Dahisar- DN Nagar) and seven (Dahisar East-Andheri East), each of that are anticipated to be up and working by December 2020.

 The MMRDA has spent ₹1,561 crore on Metro-7, whereby 67% of the civil works have been accomplished, and ₹1,351 crore on Metro-2A, whereby 63% of the civil works have been completed, in accordance with the financial survey report.

RA Rajeev, the metropolitan commissioner, MMRDA, stated that the subsequent huge expenditure shall be on the programs. “We’ve a system order of greater than ₹3,000 crore, which incorporates rolling inventory, signalling, telecommunications, and so on. This expenditure is due within the subsequent 12 months,”

Mumbai Metropolitan Rail Improvement Authority has additionally spent ₹201.30 crore on
Metro-6 (Swami Samarth Nagar-Vikhroli); ₹227.98 crore on Metro-4
(Wadala-Kasarvadavali); and ₹196.31 crore on Metro-2B (DN Nagar-Mandale).

residents, have been protesting towards all of the three routes.

residents have demanded rerouting Metro line 6, residents have been demanding
underground routes for traces 2B and 4.

transport knowledgeable from Mumbai Vikas Samiti, AV Shenoy, stated the MMRDA ought to
have performed public consultations earlier than beginning work on these initiatives. He additionally
added, “This can be a critical lacuna with the authority…there have been no public
consultations or citizen committees set as much as weigh the initiatives earlier than they
spend such an enormous quantity on it.”

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