Mumbai, March 30: To relieve commuters traveling to the airport and residents of Mumbai, Maharashtra government set to extend the Metro railway corridors to connect these areas. To attain better connectivity in Mumbai and Mumbai Metropolitan Region the government has took this decision.
While discussing on the ongoing works of Metro railway projects, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that “We have decided to extend the Metro II project from DN Nagar to Dahisar and Metro VII from Andheri East to Dahisar East to the Mumbai airport in the south and Mira Bhayander in the north.” This would ease the pressures on the Mumbai suburban railway.
“We are ensuring connectivity in such a manner that the Metro III (Colaba- Bandra- SEEPZ) and Metro II-B from DN Nagar to Mandale and the Wadala- Ghatkopar-Thane- Kasarwadwali (Metro IV) and Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan (Metro V) and Swami Samarth Nagar- Vikhroli (Metro VI) will be integrated with this. It will enable people to go from any area (in Mumbai) to another area. We have approved this missing link,” he said.
Fadnavis said the Mumbai CCTV surveillance network, after Mumbai and Pune, similar CCTV-based networks will be set up in Nagpur, Nashik, Kalyan- Dombivali, Aurangabad, and Amravati. The state had also increased the conviction rate from 51.49% in 2014-15 to 56.47% in 2015-16 and 58.87% by January 2017 and the rate of detection had also risen.
Also Chief Minister Fadnavis approved Rs. 700 Crores for Mumbai Metropolitan Region MMR Development; Rs. 300 Crores for water resources and Rs 208 Crores for monorail- 2 also Rs.75 Crores for BKC improvement. CM said that government will soon plan to start water transport in Mumbai from 2018.
While talking during the legislative assembly, CM Fadnavis spoke about several projects. ‘Drinking water, solid and liquid waste management, housing is focus areas, said Fadnavis.