Mumbai: The first phase of Mumbai Metro and
Monorail, aimed to benefit the suburban population in the
metropolis, will meet its December 2010 deadline.
Addressing a press conference here, Mumbai Suburban
Guardian Minister Naseem Khan said the work on the two mega
projects is in advanced stages and would meet the deadline.
"80 per cent of Mumbai`s population lives in the suburbs
and they would be benefited with the completion of these
projects. The first phase covers Andheri-Versova-Ghatkopar
through Metro and Chembur-Wadala section through Monorail,"
The minister had reviewed the Infrastructure development
projects currently being undertaken in the suburbs.
The Santacruz-Chembur Link Road and the Eastern Freeway
would be delayed due to hitches like facilitating the
rehabilitation of displaced people, he said, adding the Milan
sub-way Rail Over Bridge would become operational by July this
Similarly, the Rs 400 crore project for beautification of
area along the Mithi River, covering 6 km from Mahim to CST
bridge, is also underway and would be completed by December
this year, Khan said.
The state government has approved Rs 42,000 crore worth
projects to upgrade Mumbai`s infrastructure by 2013.