After sea link deal, second Metro project under threat

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By Zeeshan Shaikh Hindustan Times

After waiting for nearly three years for work to commence on the Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd Metro line, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) may finally nudge the contractor Reliance Infrastructure to start work.

The Metro project seems to have got stuck because of lack of adequate clearances from the environment ministry. The plots identified by MMRDA for the car depot at both places fall under the coastal regulatory zone. The ministry had given a conditional clearance to the depots. However, Reliance and MMRDA claim the ministry has laid down conditions that make the project a non-starter.

The MMRDA now says work should now begin as per the conditions laid down by the ministry. More info

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