Up to Rs 65,000 crore has been approved for a host of rail infrastructure projects on the suburban network in Mumbai and its surrounding areas, said railway minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday.
These projects, investment for which were proposed in this year’s Union budget, include new works and upgradation of existing facilities on the busy network, which serves as the transport lifeline of the metropolis, he said.
Goyal said the Maharashtra government has been actively supporting these infrastructure projects, which seek to improve transportation and passenger amenities.
“With the blessings of our visionary Prime Minister Narendra Modi and with active support of Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, the decision of having an investment of a whopping Rs 60,000 to Rs 65,000 crore in the last proposed budget has been approved.
“This will ensure upgradation of the suburban railway system of Mumbai and its adjacent areas,” he said. Read More