Mumbai: The existing congestion due to various metro rail projects which are ongoing at different pockets across the city may soon decrease. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has allocated Rs 3,210 crore for the seven metro projects out of its budget of Rs 6,976-crore for 2017-18 that it revealed on Wednesday. This amount is Rs 336 crore more than the previous year’s budget.
The budget was approved by the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis as the metro projects have been the primary goals that both the state and central government aim to achieve. The MMRDA has allocated Rs 700 crores for construction and improvement of flyovers, creek bridges and road network while Rs 1,200 crore has been set aside for the implementation of the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) project. This link will provide direct access to Navi Mumbai and the new International Airport.