Mumbai Metro seeks Delhi counterpart's help to expedite project

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By Sanjay Jog www.business-standard.com

The Maharashtra government has asked Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)’s technical support to increase the network to 120 km from 11.4 km now.

DMRC, which had created a 200-km-plus Metro network in Delhi, is sending a team this week to Mumbai to make a presentation on how to expedite the implementation of the Mumbai Metro-II Dahisar Mankhurd corridor (40.2 km), Mumbai Metro-III Colaba-SEEPZ (Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone) corridor (33 km) and the Wadala Kasarvadavali corridor (32 km). These three Metro lines entail an investment of Rs 67,838 crore.

DMRC was associated with Tata Consultancy Services and the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, in May 2003 to prepare a master plan for Mumbai Metro and the detailed project reports for priority corridors.

The master plan included nine corridors covering 146.5 km, out of which 32.5 km was proposed to be underground. However, the master plan was subsequently tweaked. More info

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