The MRVC is expected to receive funds for the projects in three ways - bank loans, lease of funds from the Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) as well as funds from the state government and Railways.
After the 2008 attacks, the Railways had implemented the Integrated Security System, which include the installation of door frame metal detectors, hand held metal detectors, vehicle scanners and other equipment to guard entry and exit points at stations.
The launch is scheduled on November 17 and pontoon boat arrangements to ferry guests to the restaurants from jetty number 5 at the Gateway of India, security cabins and a jetty supervisor are expected to be in place before that.
“Navi Mumbai harbours a very high bird diversity, which is being threatened by fast-paced development,” states the study, which observed around 287 species within 10 km of the proposed site since December 2011.
Andheri resident Adil Diwecha has made models of more than 250 coaches of trains, including the Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Mahamana Express and the recently introduced AC local trains on the Mumbai suburban section.