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    Sufficient fund allocated in Budget to push Mumbai’s railway projects

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    The Rail Ministry has given ample funds in the Union Budget for the current financial year for rebuilding old road over bridges (ROBs) with new ones and repair where ever possible. The Indian Railways made it’s ‘pink book’ public which mentions all budget allocated to Mumbai and the rest of the country. Not only has the Railway ministry retained money allotted to Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP) projects but has also decided to revive two major rail connections: CSMT-Panvel fast corridor and Panvel-Virar new suburban corridor. These two multi-crore projects have been included in CTS survey of Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and it has been revived from cold storage.

    Repair and replacement work on nine bridges on Vasai-Diva-Panvel route too will be carried out at a cost of Rs 15 crore. Similarly Rs 2.50 crore has been allotted for the refurbishment of bridges on CSMT-Kalyan/Karjat/Kasara section on Central Railway.

    As far as expansion of rail network is concerned, the ‘pink book’ has retained funding of Rs 284 crore for MUTP-3, Rs 50 crore for MUTP-3A and Rs 245 crore for MUTP-2. Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation have received Rs 1,170 crore from this budget (including the 50% contribution from Maharashtra government). These projects were announced in the Interim budget as well.

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs had dropped two rail corridors of a fast line between CSMT-Panvel and Panvel-Virar from MUTP-3A. Railway ministry retained money allotted to  MUTP projects but has also decided to revive two major rail connections: CSMT-Panvel fast corridor and Panvel-Virar new suburban corridor. Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation have received Rs 1,170 crore from this budget (including the 50% contribution from Maharashtra government).

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