City town planning authority MMRDA today said it has appointed Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) as the interim consultant for the 23.6-km DN Nagar to Mandale Metro-2B and the 32-km Wadala-Ghatkopar-Mulund-Thane -Kasarvadavli Metro-4 corridors.
The Executive Committee of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), headed by Maharashtra Chief Secretary Swadheen Kshatriya accorded administrative approval to the appointment of DMRC as the interim consultant for the two metros.
The Committee also approved the appointment of Ayesha Ingenieria Y Arquitectura SAU as the general consultants for the 16.5-km Andheri (East) to Dahisar (East) Metro-7 corridor and the 23.6-km DN Nagar to Mandale Metro-2B corridor.
“DMRC is expected to prepare tender documents, invite tenders and assist MMRDA in evaluation of the tenders for the two metros while Ayesha are expected to supervise construction at various levels including depot and systems work for them,” MMRDA said in a statement issued here.
“Considering the ever growing population, growing number of vehicles in the city, overcrowded suburban rails and the loss of human life caused by the congestion in local trains; Metro rail appears to be the perfect solution and that is what the state is catering to,” Metropolitan Commissioner UPS Madan said.
The Committee has further given its approval for appointing Simplex Infrastructure to construct two flyovers and a road (in the first phase) to decongest the Kalanagar junction.
It also approved the appointment of Padeco Co as general consultants to monitor and supervise design and construction of two elevated roads–1.3km elevated road from MTNL junction to LBS Flyover and the 3.89-km elevated road from Kurla (Kapadia Nagar) to Vakola near Western Express Highway, to clear traffic congestion at Bandra-Kurla Complex and Santacruz-Chembur junctions.
The MMRDA has planned four flyovers and a road at Dharavi to decongest the Kalanagar junction.
In the first phase there will be two flyovers-–one from BKC to Bandra-Worli sea link and another from the link to BKC, which will be constructed to be supported by a stilt road, on a government land, that will run from Dharavi towards the link.
The two other flyovers-–one from BKC to Western Express Highway and another from Dharavi to Western Express Highway – will be implemented in the second phase.