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Navi Mumbai to get metro and monorail sans MMRDA

Tuesday, 1 July 2008 - 2:55am IST
Navi Mumbai civic authorities have proposed the construction of a monorail and a metro rail, however, without the help of the MMRDA.

In a significant move aimed at strengthening the mass rapid passenger transport within metropolitan regions, Navi Mumbai civic authorities have proposed the construction of a monorail and a metro rail, however, without the help of the MMRDA.

Metropolitan commissioner Ratnakar Gaikwad said the plans would now be scrutinised. Chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh met minister in-charge for Thane district Ganesh Naik around three days ago to discuss the issue.

Former Navi Mumbai mayor Sanjeev Naik said Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) and Cidco floated a tender to appoint a consultant who will conduct a feasibility study for the mono and metro rails. “We have short listed four agencies,” Naik said. He added that NMMC would finalise one within a fortnight.

“NMMC and Cidco are seeking an NOC from MMRDA. Both are capable of doing the project on their own,” said Naik.




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