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Mumbai Alleging that safety measures taken by the Mumbai Metro One Private Ltd (MMOPL) — constructing the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro Rail Corridor-1 — are inadequate, Andheri-resident Monica Matani has moved the Bombay High Court to stay further construction and quash the No-Objection Certificate (NOC) granted by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s Chief Fire Officer (CFO) last year.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday said the state government would have to spend Rs 2,70,000 crore to beef up Mumbai’s transport infrastructure over the next 20 years to keep pace with rising demand.
Road and rail connectivity between Mumbai and the airport to come up at Navi Mumbai is set to improve dramatically by 2015 with high speed air-conditioned trains, a 10-lane highway and even the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link in place.
Meanwhile, an MMRDA official said that they only stop foundation works during monsoon but continue to carry out superstructure works with proper safety measures. Meanwhile, an MMRDA official said normally the administration stops only the foundation works during monsoon but always continue superstructure works with proper safety measures.
''Railways have been a problem since long as they have a different set of rules and discipline. A major part of any east-west linkage is getting their permission for construction work across the tracks,'' said a retired engineer of the public works department.