Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will chair a meeting to review the development of Mumbai Metro rail projects at 3.30 pm today.
At present, the work of a few projects is going on in the city. Line 1 of the Mumbai Metro Line 1 is operated by Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL), a joint venture between Reliance Infrastructure, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, and RATP Dev Transdev Asia, France.
Whereas lines 2, 4, 6, 7, 5 and their extensions are under the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), the completely underground line 3 is under Mumbai Metro Railway Corporation Limited (MMRCL).
Notably, the controversial Metro 3 line that would connect Colaba and SEEPZ via Bandra was to get its crashed at Aarey Colony, where thousands of trees were chopped down to pave ways for the project by the erstwhile Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.
However, with the change in government, the now Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi decided to shift the carshed from Aarey Colony to Kanjurmarg.
Soon after the land was given in for the project, the central government laid a claim on the ownership of the land. It has claimed, through additional solicitor general (ASG) Anil Singh, that the land belonged to the central government and that the state erred in giving the land for the crashed construction.
The Bombay High Court even pulled up both the central government as well as the Maharashtra government for locking horns and claiming the ownership of the land at suburban Kanjurmarg.
(With inputs from agencies)