Date of Post: 12 July, 2018
Mumbai: Japan has committed Rs 4,500 crore for the 33.5 km long Mumbai Metro-3 project running from Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ, said Japanese Consul-General Ryoji Noda on Wednesday. The line, with 27 stations en route, is expected to be completed by December 2021.
5.1 kms of underground tunneling work has been completed for the metro-3 project, as per an announcement by the MMRC (Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation).
Mumbai Trans Harbour Link:
- The ambitious Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) work on which started in April, will be completed by 2022, Noda said.
- For the 22 km 6-lane bridge along the Mumbai harbour to the mainland providing direct access to the upcoming new international airport and the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, Japan is a partner with a commitment of Rs 9,000 crore or nearly 80% of the estimated project cost of Rs 14,260 crore, through the JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency).
- Referring to the Bullet Train project being constructed with Japanese assistance, Noda said the “high speed rail project between Mumbai-Ahmedabad is important for us (Japan)”.
- The project would ensure trust & safety of the users, responsible and timely disbursement in construction and safety net around the same, Speaking at a convention organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in Mumbai, he said.
- Estimated to cost Rs 1.1 lakh crore, the work on the Bullet Train project has already been initiated in Maharashtra & Gujarat.