Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has given nod to the Rs 3,500-crore multi-modal integration (MMI) project for all proposed Metro stations.
Fadnavis, who chaired a high level meeting, also approved the appointment of Indian Port Rail and Ropeway Corporation Ltd (IPRCL) to prepare a detailed project report for ropeway projects between Malad and Marve and Gorai and Borivali, both 4.5 km.
According to a MMRDA official, currently 12 Metro corridors are planned in the city and its suburbs. For end-to-end transportation for commuters, the authority had proposed a last-mile connectivity plan that will include BEST buses, bicycles and other modes of transport.
The Rs 3,500 crore project approved by Fadnavis covers the widening of footpaths, bicycle tracks, parking zones, traffic signal improvement, street lighting, CCTV, path-finding maps, feeder services, street furniture, etc. According to reports, the Chief Minister has however urged officials to reduce the cost of the project.
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