TO SPEED up major infrastructure projects in the city, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has decided to deploy additional manpower on different infrastructure projects undertaken by it.
Starting with the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link project (MTHL), the authority has upped its manpower by 5,000 on the construction site. While the project is expected to be completed by 2022, the authority plans to finish it six months earlier. The MMRDA is constructing the sea bridge at a cost of Rs 17,843 crore and has nearly completed the geo-technical investigation and casting yard work.
Of the 5,000 people deployed for the project, 4,300 form skilled and unskilled labour while 700 are technical engineers. Additional manpower has been deployed to ensure that the authority meets the deadline, officials said. The authority has completed 15 per cent to 20 per cent of the work on the MTHL project.
MMRDA joint project director Dilip Kavathkar said: “To complete all big infrastructure projects on time, including Metro corridors and other transport projects, the MMRDA is working on a plan in which every project will get additional manpower. For the same, we are in talks with the civil contractors of the projects.”