Date of Post: 06 Oct, 2017
Mumbai: The MRVC (Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation) has identified up to 32 locations across Mumbai to construct additional FOBs & subways.
The Ministry of Railways had called for formulation of 8 multi-disciplinary units to conduct audit of 126 suburban railway stations in the city, which may get the additional passenger amenities.
- A senior MRVC official said,“We have identified about 6 to 7 locations on the Western Railway (WR) and around 25 on the main line and the harbour line of the Central Railway (CR) where these measures can be implemented. We observed that plans of adding passenger amenities were already on at other locations identified in the earlier studies, including the one conducted by JJ School of Architecture. These are likely to get more amenities soon.”
- The estimated total cost of the work is around Rs 400 crore (approx US$ 61.5 Million).
- Prabhat Sahai, Chairman and Managing Director, MRVC said,“We will adopt the official funding process, which includes consulting the Government of Maharashtra and the Indian Railways to fund these projects. We are still contemplating over the amount to be sought from the World Bank.”
- The project is a part of the Mumbai Urban Transport Project-III.
- Also, the MRVC will provide funding of Rs 50 crore (approx US$ 7.6 Million) to both CR & WR to construct boundary walls at the remaining locations identified in the various studies undertaken since 2013.
- A senior MRVC official said,“Drawings of these plans have been shared with respective railway divisions and zones. We will also provide escalators, elevators in the specific location. We expect to issue a tender before December this year.”