MMRDA, DMRC ink pact to develop metro 6 corridor

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has inked a pact with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the implementation of the 14.5 km Swami Samarth Nagar-Jogeshwari-Vikhroli metro-6 corridor.

The agreement was signed on deposit terms basis. As per the pact, the project will be implemented by DMRC, which will invite bids and enter into contracts for execution of the civil work and for procurement of systems and services required for the project.

The Rs 5,490 crore project will have 13 stations Swami Samarth Nagar, Adarsh Nagar, Momin Nagar, JVLR, Shyam Nagar, Maha Kali Caves, SEEPZ Village, Saki Vihar Road, Ram Baug, Powai Lake, IIT Powai, Kanjurmarg (W), Vikhroli-EEH. The Depot for the project is planned at Kanjurmarg.

The project, expected to reduce travel time by 45 minutes, will provide rail based access to areas such as Lokhandwala, SEEPZ, IIT-B with 6.5 lakh commuters daily in 2021.

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