In a significant development, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday asked his ministry officials to prepare a draft plan for Mumbai Urban Transport Project 4.
“In future, heavy load is expected on the Mumbai transportation and this would require more suburban services for the people. We might as well start planning MUTP 4 for to cater to this,” Prabhu said, asking the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation to start work on it.
He said this while attending several functions organised by the Central Railway in and around Mumbai during the day.
The ambitious MUTP, intended to improve the road and rail transportation network in the Mumbai metropolitan region, is being implemented with World Bank assistance and central and state government contributions. More info