Goyal: Over Rs. 60,000 cr set aside for upgrading Mumbai’s railway infrastructure

Mumbai:

The government has set aside over Rs. 60, 000 crore for upgrading suburban railway infrastructure in Mumbai and its surrounding areas.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of Nerul Seawood-Uran-Belapur Railway project on Sunday, Goyal said despite its importance & immense traffic, Mumbai’s Railways were neglected prior to 2014.

He added that, however, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ support “the decision of having an investment of a whopping Rs 60,000 to Rs 65,000 crore in the last proposed budget has been approved.”

Goyal also flagged off the first train of Nerul Seawood-Uran-Belapur Railway project from Kharkopar Station, which will provide enhanced connectivity to Mumbai from nearby towns & suburbs.

Goyal added that the new Nerul-Uran-Belapur corridor will ease the burden on the network & provide better connectivity for those that travel to Mumbai for work from nearby towns.

The project will provide direct access between Uran town, JNPT and newly developed area of Mumbai Metropolitan region.

Goyal inaugurated induction of eight MEMU services between Vasai Road-Diva-Panvel-Pen and other passenger amenities and projects.

These include new platform at Parel station. Six foot over bridges at Sewri, Mumbra, Bhandup, Parel, Kalva and Ghatkopar have also been constructed.

The height of 273 platforms has been increased to 900 mm in suburban areas. 206 additional CCTVs have been installed at Dadar, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Kurla, Thane and Kalyan.

One megawatt solar power plant has been built at Sanpada EMU car shed.

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