Ahead of civic polls, PM Modi’s gift to Mumbai: Rs 1.06 trillion worth of infra projects

Projects include 22.5-km Mumbai Trans Harbour Link that will connect the city's eastern suburbs with the mainland across the harbour, via a 16.5 km sea bridge and a viaduct.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: December 24, 2016 8:57 pm
Shivaji, Mumbai, Narendra Modi, Modi mumbai, Modi shivaji memorial, Modi BMC polls, Modi shivaji, PM Modi shivaji Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with CM Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackarey during the foundation stone laying ceremony of the two metro corridors and other projects, at Bandra Kurla Complex, in Mumbai on Saturday. PTI Photo by Santosh Hirlekar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday laid foundation stones of many key infrastructure projects, including the country’s longest sea bridge and two metro lines in the city, entailing investment of over Rs 1.06 lakh crore. “Developmental works of over Rs 1.06 trillion are getting started in a single city at a single event. This will be a big milestone in the city’s history,” Modi said at a public rally at the MMRDA grounds in suburban Bandra-Kurla Complex. He kick-started progress on the much-delayed and ambitious projects, months ahead of local elections to the nation’s richest civic body.

Projects include 22.5-km Mumbai Trans Harbour Link that will connect the city’s eastern suburbs with the mainland across the harbour, via a 16.5 km sea bridge and a viaduct. The Rs 17,843-crore project, for which multiple consortia have shown interest, will connect Sewri in central-east Mumbai with Nhava Sheva across the harbour which is close to the nation’s largest container port JNPT. To be completed by 2019, MTHL will also help increase connectivity to the proposed Navi Mumbai international airport.

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Modi also laid the foundation stones of two new metro projects — the 23.5-km DN Nagar-Bandra-Mankhurd Metro-2B corridor and the 32-km Wadala-Ghatkopar-Thane-Kasarvadavli Metro-4 corridor– through a remote control at the event. The two metro lines, part of a plan to have a 200-km metro network across the Mumbai metropolitan area cutting through densely populated suburbs serving as feeders for the island city, will be built at an investment of Rs 10,986 crore and Rs 14,549 crore, respectively.

Both the metros will run 6-coach trains and is expected to carry 1,800 commuters per trip each. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority is aiming to reduce the overcrowding in suburban local trains run through these metro projects and also reducing the vehicular traffic woes.

The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone for multiple works to be carried out as part of the third phase of the Mumbai Urban Transport Project with an investment of Rs 52,000 crore across the megapolis. Major among these are suburban networks including two more lines between Virar-Dahanu Road, Panvel-Karjat double line suburban corridor and trespass control at 22 locations.

Modi also laid the foundation stone for flyovers to ease traffic congestion at critical spots which include two flyovers at Bandra’s Kalanagar Junction. He also laid the foundation for a Rs 3,600-crore grand memorial for Shivaji Maharaj, the 17th century warrior king, off the city coast.

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    DKI
    Dec 24, 2016 at 4:45 pm
    Sick if those BJP s. I don't know why I was part of this stupid S in 2014.
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      Raj
      Dec 24, 2016 at 4:49 pm
      😃😃😃
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        Hindustan Hamara
        Dec 24, 2016 at 4:28 pm
        Ridiculous, chest thumping pm, announced bullet train, announced 1.5 lac crore to Bihar in election rally, 15 lacs in each account in election rally, 10 pak heads for each hindustani head etc... Now this mive announcement and gifts to Mumbai, going by previous record, ye bhi Jumla to nhi hoga.
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          IML sood
          Dec 24, 2016 at 9:13 pm
          Comments from many maroons like D and M are clear reflection of frustration and bottom burning as these anti national who can not digest countr's progress.
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            Tata
            Dec 24, 2016 at 9:13 pm
            Every post people who stole who looted who divided India who used to molest kids in churches who spread terrorism all under Congie rule now are desperate and trying to topple the elected government by spreading false rumors and hatred. Remember you Muslims showed the seeds of terrorism all over the world and now they are paying. Remember the pope and his team continues to molest kids and now they are loosing Christian followers.
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              Tata
              Dec 24, 2016 at 6:13 pm
              You were part of Christian molesters in churches and terrorist Muslims coterie before 2014. I suppose you were not sick then when you were openly dividing India
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                sunny
                Dec 25, 2016 at 12:11 am
                abhe chuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuudu CHUP false name do u have u r real name or u r street urchins with no name LAWAARIS
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                Amit C
                Dec 24, 2016 at 5:16 pm
                Mumbaikars, before believing this, pls ask Bihar CM how much money he has got so far from what was promised before elections
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