2 new Metro lines for Mumbai cleared at Rs 45,000 crore

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By , TNN

MUMBAI: In a major boost to Mumbai’s transport infrastructure, the state government on Thursday cleared two metro rail projects at an estimated cost of Rs 45,000 crore.

The western corridor (DCBM) will connect Dahisar and Mankhurd via Charkop and Bandra, while the eastern route (WGTK) will link Wadala andKasarvadavali through Ghatkopar and Thane. Work is expected to be completed in 6-7 years, said a spokesperson for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).

The two metro corridors will help save fuel and time besides reducing pollution and the number of road accidents, he added.

The authority also cleared building of four flyovers and a road to unclog traffic jams at the BKC-Kalanagar junction. All the three proposals were placed for approval before the 136th meeting of the MMRDA chaired by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. More info

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