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Mumbai to get two more Metro Rails

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Signalling a major boost to infrastructure facilities, the government on Tuesday cleared two metro rail projects costing around Rs 25,000 crore.

The two approved projects are Metro 2B corridor running from DN Nagar-Bandra-Mankhurd costing around Rs 10,986 crore and Metro 4 connecting Wadala-Ghatkopar-Thane-Kasarvadavli, estimated at around Rs 14,549 crore.

This was announced after a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

This will be the first time that a metro project will link with Thane and Navi Mumbai, according to Nitin Karir, Principal Secretary, Urban Development.

The Metro 2B will be 23.5 km long with 22 stations and Metro 4 around 32 km long with 32 stations en route.

Both of the projects under Metropolitan Region Development Authority, are likely to be completed by 2021.

Both metro corridors shall have convenient stations and interchanges at key locations for the benefit of the commuters and entail huge savings in time and energy.

The other upcoming Metro Rail projects include Metro 2A Dahisar-DN Nagar (18.5 km), Metro-3 Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ (33.5 km) and Metro-7 Dahisar East to Andheri East (16.5 km).

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First Published: Tue, September 27 2016. 20:20 IST
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