Maharashtra Government pushes transport projects in Mumbai in its 2021-22 budget

In an effort to boost the transport system across the city, the state government has decided to push several developmental projects in its 2021-2022 budget.

Maharashtra Government pushes transport projects in Mumbai in its 2021-22 budget

In order to improve the transport system in Mumbai, announcements have been made by Finance Minister Ajit Pawar to improve the civic amenities.

Virar-Alibag Multimodal Corridor

Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) is in the process of acquiring land for the development of Virar, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Panvel, Uran, Pen and Alibag as well as the 126 km long Virar to Alibag Multimodal Corridor at a cost of INR 40,000 crores connecting JNPT, Navi Mumbai Airport and the Shivdi-Nhavasheva route.

Worli-Shivdi 4-lane flyover

In order to transform the transport system in Mumbai to a world-class level, the state government is planning to complete the Shivdi-Nhavasheva project. Work has started on the four-lane flyover from Worli to Shivri-Nhavasheva to connect the Bandra-Worli sea route and is touted to get completed in three years.

Work on 337 km of 14 metro lines in progress

According to reports, work on Metro Route 2A, Metro Route 7 will be completed by 2021. Meanwhile, the cost of the Goregaon Mulund Link Road project is INR 6,600 crores and tenders are being processed for the same.

Thane Coastal Road

The construction work of the abovementioned project happens to be 15 km long and 40 meters wide, parallel to Thane Creek is in progress which is likely to cost INR 1,250 crores. Moreover, the construction of flyovers at Mumbra Bypass Junction, Shil Kalyan Phata, Shil Phata and Kalyan Phata Junction and widening of the highway and also the construction of an underpass at Kalyan Phata are also in progress.

On the other hand, the state government also plans to use the waterways around Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai for the purpose of water transport. As per reports, Vasai to Kalyan water transport service will be made available in the first phase due to which jetties will be constructed at four places namely Kolshet, Kalher, Dombivli and Mira-Bhayandar.

This comes ahead of the election of Mumbai’s civic body, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) slated for 2022 and focuses much on transport and infrastructure-related project across the city.

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