Rail projects in Mumbai region get Rs 636 crore boost

Big-ticket railway projects in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region got Rs 636 crore in the budget this year.

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MUMBAI: Big-ticket railway projects in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region got Rs 636 crore in the budget this year.

The Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP) III, which includes capacity expansion schemes for the extended suburbs, bagged the lion’s share at Rs 411 crore, paving the way for Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (MRVC) to float bids for various works.

Token allocations of Rs 10,000 for the Bandra-Virar elevated corridor and Rs 10 lakh each for the Panvel-Vasai-Virar route and the CST-Panvel elevated corridor indicated approval for these projects.

MUTP III, which includes the Airoli-Kalwa link, quadrupling of the Virar-Dahanu line and the new Panvel-Karjat corridor, had received a paltry Rs 5 crore in the last budget. Last year, the city had got about Rs 771 crore, with Rs 631 crore given to complete MUTP II projects. More info

By Manthank Mehta| TNN |

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