2 Metro Rail projects okayed for Mumbai

The Maharashtra cabinet has given nod to the implementation of two Metro rail projects – Dahisar-Mira Bhayander and Andheri-Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International (CSIM) airport- collectively worth Rs 6,607 crore.

According to an official from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), Metro line 9 will be Dahisar-Mira Bhayander route, while Metro 7 A will be Andheri-CSIM airport route. Both the routes are together 13.5 km long.

The Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) has been empowered to raise funds for the projects.

A PTI report said the Dahisar-Mira Bhayander route will be 10.41 km long elevated corridor and will have 11 stations, while the extension of Metro 7 Andheri-CSMI airport (Metro 7 A) will be 3.17 km long in which 2.11 km will be underground.

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