Date of Post: 12 Sep, 2018
Mumbai: The Maharashtra cabinet on Tuesday approved the implementation of two Metro rail projects – Dahisar-Mira Bhayander and Andheri-Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International (CSMI) airport – collectively worth Rs 6,607 crore. Metro line-9 will be Dahisar-Mira Bhayander route, while Metro-7A will be Andheri-CSMI airport route, an official from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said.
- Both the routes are together 13.5 km long.
- The MMRDA (Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority) has been empowered to raise funds for the projects.
- The Metro line-9 route will be 10.41 km elevated corridor and will have 11 stations, while the extension of Metro-7 Andheri-CSMI airport (Metro-7A) will be 3.17 km long in which 2.11 km will be underground.
- The cabinet also gave its nod to setting up a food technology college in Yavatmal and Walwa taluka in Sangli district.
- The CMO official said,”The college will be set up at a cost of Rs 102 crore.”
- 130 new posts will be created and the college will have a capacity to enrol 40 students every year, the CMO official added.
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