MMRDA sources said the proposal is expected to be approved by the Centre soon. The six key projects identified by the MMRDA that would convert Mumbai into a vibrant International Metropolis are MUTP, MUIP, rehabilitation and resettlement project, Metro rail, 16 flyovers, refurbishment of Marine Drive and Mithi river.
MMRDA is responsible for the development of Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) which comprises Mega-city of Mumbai and the rapidly growing hinterland.
Under MUTP pedestrian safety, Enhanced Rail frequency and reduced delays in road journey are key focus areas. Work on JVLR, SCLR, additional railway lines and improved and new coaches are being carried out.
Mumbai Urban Infrastructure Project's (MUIP) main objective is to supplement MUTP with emphasis on road network improvements and providing benefits to the pedestrians and public transport users.
This project focuses on efficient traffic dispersal system particularly on major North-South road links and East-West Connectivity. The work is being carried out in full swing.
Under these schemes, sixteen flyovers measuring 10,600 meter in length would be constructed at a total cost of Rs 421 crore.
Under resettlement and rehabilitation project, 53,000 residential tenements are constructed in 31 townships in different areas in Mumbai to accommodate 3,00,000 slum dwellers. 35,000 families have been rehabilitated under the scheme.