Mumbai gets nearly Rs 4,000-cr plan to decongest metro station areas ahead of state polls


Mumbai gets nearly Rs 4,000-cr plan to decongest metro station areas ahead of state polls

A cacophony of auto-rickshaws, haphazardly parked vehicles, hawkers and throngs of pedestrians. This is what areas around most railway stations in Mumbai look like.

The city’s development authority is hoping to change all that when primary commuting in Mumbai shifts to the nearly 300-km metro railway network across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region from the dense suburban railway system.

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) in a meeting last month approved a Rs 3,849.38-crore plan to improve areas within a 500-metre periphery of every metro station proposed or under construction and have a multi-modal integration.

The plan will be implemented at all 155 metro stations across proposed 12 metro corridors. Read More

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