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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