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More than half of Mumbai's population commutes by train. Western Railway ferries 35 lakh commuters every day and Central Railway 40 lakh, making for a daily total of 75 lakh commuters, in a city with a population of about 1.4 crore. Nearly 55 lakh of these commuters hold season tickets.
Metropolitan Regional Development Authority, Reliance Metro, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and the Fire Brigade to file affidavits in reply to a petition opposing the phase one of the Metro railway which will connect suburban Versova with Ghatkopar.
A glaring example of this was seen at Ghatkopar station where the elevated metro station poured down water on the railway line and turned the local Ghatkopar station into a huge waterfall on Monday morning.
"We expect the collector's office to hand over the land in a month's time,'' said MMRDA officials working on the project. They said the temple will not need to be shifted, only a part of the premises will have to move. Mumbai Metro's first line on Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar is being built by a special purpose vehicle - Mumbai Metro One - owned by Reliance Infra, the MMRDA and a French multinational, Veolia.
While work for the first metro line is moving at a snail's pace and the second line's construction is not likely to begin soon, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has new hurdles to face. The Centre is thinking of taking partial control of the the metro system through the forthcoming Indian Metro Railway Act.
The state government wants the third Metro line ( Colaba-Bandra route)) to complement Western Railway's (WR) elevated corridor between Virar and Churchgate. There has been a war of nerves between the centrally-controlled WR and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) which is implementing the Mumbai Metro project.
Wants Virar-Churchgate rail line to terminate at Mahalaxmi instead of Oval Maidan, railway officials say it will defeat the purpose. It seems the Western Railway’s (WR) ambitious multi-billion dollar elevated rail corridor project has received a death blow.
Just as the work for the first two metro lines continues to crawl, officials of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) are yet to figure out the funding pattern for the first underground metro in the city running between Colaba and Bandra.