MUTP projects to be expedited, says Sunil Tatkare
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Last Updated: Friday, March 26, 2010, 00:51
  
Mumbai: As part of its efforts to make Mumbai a city of international standards, Maharashtra Government has focused on expediting works under the Rs 8,550 crore Mumbai Urban Transport Project, Finance Minister Sunil Tatkare said here today.

"Total expenditure of Rs 8,550 crore is expected under Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP) phase and I and II," Tatkare said in his budget speech in the Assembly.

Monorail and metro rail projects have been taken up for quick and reliable transport system, Tatkare said.

"Work on Metro line I connecting Western and Eastern suburbs is in progress through privatization and the services would be soon available for citizens," he said.

"Work of line II from Charkop to Mankhurd would start shortly," he said.

The Government has decided to construct an Interstate Bus Terminal at Wadala and the work would start this year, Tatkare said.

Under MUTP, new well-designed local trains have joined in the services and over 5000 passengers can travel in each local after completion of the project, he said.

The 176 new locals would be made available on Western and Central railway, he said.

Metro rail would be made available in Pune and Pimpri- Chinchwad, considering their rapid growth, he added.

-PTI


First Published: Friday, March 26, 2010, 00:51


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