In order to provide hassle free transport facilities to the masses of the Mumbai metropolitan city, the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) in a recent move has fast tracked the 32.5km Colaba-Bandra-Seepz metro corridor project involving a staggering investment worth Rs. 11,000cr. Once commissioned the underground corridor will provide Metro connectivity to the western suburban areas of the city, the international airport, managing director Ashwini Bhide said adding that the builder of the project will carry out a technical evaluation by mid-September and then award work orders before the end of the same month.
Dwelling in details, he added that to date thirty-one bids from nine consortia have been received by the MMRC for the seven packages. MMRC plans to complete the project by 2019 for which the construction work is expected to begin in December or January 2016. In this connection, the consultant to prepare rehabilitation of project-affected persons (PAPs) in Girgaum and Kalbadevi will be in place in the next fortnight. The consultant will prepare a comprehensive rehabilitation plan for affected families after studying policies, rule and regulations of the government and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. The consultant will carry out a site survey, list the number of PAPs and interact with them to come up with an option on their rehabilitation.