Mumbai Urban Transport Project
The Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP), is a project formulated by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to bring about improvement in the traffic and transport situation in the Mumbai metropolitan region with the assistance of the World Bank.
The parties involved in the project include:
- Government of Maharashtra
- Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (MRVC)
- Indian Railways (IR)
- Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA)
- Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)
- Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST)
- World Bank
Phase I began in 2002 and was completed in 2011. The total estimated cost of the MUTP Phase I was ₹4,526 crore (US$700 million). Most of the money was spent on railway projects, while less than a fourth was spent on road projects.
The following projects were proposed to be implemented under MUTP:
Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi announced in 2012 that Phase I was completed. In reality, some works had not been completed such as conversion of all Harbour Line services to 12 coach, and conversion from DC to AC had only been completed on Western Line. However, many of these have since been completed or are in planning stages.
|Project||Sanctioned cost (₹crore)||Revised cost (₹crore)|
|CST-Kurla, 5th and 6th track||659||923.78|
|Mumbai Central-Borivali, 6th track||522||1049.91|
|Thane–Diva, 5th and 6th track||133||287.62|
|Extension of Harbor Line to Goregaon||103||147.60|
|1500 V DC to 25000 V AC power conversion||293||739.91|
|EMU train procurement||2930||3041.13|
|Maintenance facilities for EMU trains||205||323.67|
|Stabling lines for EMUs||141||178.91|
|Resettlement and rehabilitation of PAPs||124||124|
|Station improvement and trespassing control||128||128|
Phase III of the Mumbai Urban Transport Project was approved on 8 December 2011. It will cost ₹52,000 crore (US$8.1 billion). The feasibility study for the project cost ₹100 million (US$1.6 million). The project includes a fast corridor from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus to Panvel with a connection to the proposed new Navi Mumbai International Airport, extending the Harbour Line to Borivali, and multiple additional tracks being laid on existing routes. The project is scheduled for completion in 2031.
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