While the Maharashtra government has roped in the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to implement the next phase of the Mumbai Metro rail with a view to bring in the latter’s expertise in execution, the decision will cost the state an additional Rs 334 crore.
The chief minister-led Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) in its recent executive committee meeting
approved a payment of Rs 333.97 crore, roughly the cost of a 2-km length of elevated road in Mumbai, to the DMRC.
The payment will be the DMRC’s fee to act as the implementing agency for the 18.5-km Dahisar-DN Nagar elevated Metro Rail corridor. The line will be the first phase of the proposed Dahisar-Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd Metro.
A senior MMRDA official who did not wish to be named said, “As implementing agency, DMRC will be in charge of tendering out the project, finalizing contracts, supervising the work, and even coordinating with various agencies such as the Indian Railways for certification of the corridor once it is completed. More info