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PM Modi to launch projects worth Rs 410 billion in Maharashtra tomorrow

Modi will lay the foundation stone for the proposed third metro line between Hinjewadi and Shivajinagar

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a gathering, in Rae Bareli, Sunday (Photo: PTI)

In the lead up to the and the state assembly elections next year, Tuesday will launch infrastructure and housing projects worth around Rs 410 billion in the state.

Modi, who will be in the state, will lay the foundation stone for Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan metro 5 and Dahisar-metro-9 in Kalyan in the neighbouring district.

The event will also see the launch of Navi Mumbai town planning authority City and of Maharashtra's (Cidco) mass housing scheme worth Rs 180 billion, which offers around 89,771 affordable homes under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY).

In an another event in Pune Tuesday, Modi will lay the foundation stone for the proposed third metro line between Hinjewadi and Shivajinagar, being implemented by the (PMRDA) on a public-private partnership basis after the new metro policy.

The Rs 84.16-billion 24.9-km long Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan metro-5 corridor is expected to carry around 229,000 commuters daily in 2021, with the entire system designed for six-coach trains. The corridor will have 17 stations.

The 10.3-km elevated Dahisar-metro-9 corridor, comprising eight stations, is expected to be completed by 2022, and the cost of the project is estimated at Rs 66.07 billion.

Both the projects are being executed by the (MMRDA).

As per the proposal, metro-9 will be integrated with metro-7 (Dahisar to Andheri) and metro-2A (Dahisar and DN Road) as well as the Rs 36-billion Gaimukh-Shivaji Chowk (Mira Road) metro-10.

"Out of the total project cost for metro-9, the cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and civil works will be provided by the and MMRDA, which is around Rs 4,967.75 crore, while the cost of rolling stock and systems to the extent of Rs 1,639.25 crore is proposed to be met from loan assistance of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency)," an MMRDA said.

The tendering process to appoint general consultants and contractors for civil works is in progress, and is expected to commence from March next year.

"Currently, the suburbs of Mira-Bhayander are connected to Mumbai via the suburban railways. After the metro-9 corridor is constructed, commuters will be able to take metro up to Mira-Bhayander from south Mumbai," the said.

At present, work on several metro corridors is underway across the megapolis, including Dahisar to DN Nagar metro-2A, DN Nagar to Mankhurd metro-2B, Andheri (East) to Dahisar metro-7 and Colaba-Bandra-Seepz metro-3.

The proposed Rs 83.13-billion 23-km long third metro line between Hinjewadi and Shivajinagar will connect (IT) part with Shivajinagar, where the other two metro lines will also join.

This project is being jointly executed by Infra and

First Published: Mon, December 17 2018. 16:55 IST