Date Of Post: 18 Apr, 2018
Mumbai: The MRVC (Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation) will redesign 19 stations on the suburban rail network. The work will be undertaken as part of the station improvement project of MRVC. Of these, 7 stations are on the Central Line, 4 are on the Harbour Line and 8 on the Western Line. The MRVC will execute works at specific stations depending on requirements at each one.
- The MRVC will build decks & new FOBs (Foot over Bridges), modify existing FOBs, build connectors between FOBs of a station and between FOBs & skywalks, decongest the ticketing area, and shift stalls & kiosks where required.
- In the Budget 2018-19, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had announced that the IRSDC will develop 600 stations across India, many of which are on the Mumbai suburban section.
- IRSDC (Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation) will develop Mumbai Central’s long-distance train station, while MRVC will carry out works on the suburban train section of the same station.
- The project comes under the Rs 54,000 crore Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP) Phase-3A.
- At present, the MVRC is finalising the DPR (Detailed Project Report) for fast corridor between Panvel & CSMT (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus).
- The estimated cost of the station improvement project is around Rs 880 crore and is expected to be executed by 2022.
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