Union Railway minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday questioned the need for spending Rs 28,500 crore to run the AC trains on the ambitious Bandra-Virar and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus-Panvel Elevated rail corridors. The minister also directed the railway officials here to revise the plan and roll non-AC trains the project.
The minister is expected to meet the Western Railway, Central Railway and Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation officials on October 4 along with the Urban Development Department to chalk out plans for the two elevated projects. The plans for the corridors have been drawn and redrawn for more than 6-7 years now until this route was frozen.
The estimated cost of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train is Rs 216 crore per km, while that of the Bandra-Virar elevated corridor is Rs 464 crore per km. Also, the cost of CSMT-Panvel corridor per km estimated at Rs 302 crore. Read More…
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