Italian firm MM SpA (owned by Municipality of Milan) was declared as consultant by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for Mumbai Metro Line 14 that is from Kanjurmarg to Badlapur Corridor on public-private partnership (PPP) model to plan meticulous project report and propose documents for pertinent mass rapid transit project
The DPR (Detailed Project Report) will study how these projects can be implemented. The Kanjurmarg to Badlapur Metro line will have a length of 45 kilometres elevated corridor. He further added, the line connecting the two airports will be 33 kms. In length and also an elevated corridor. Dilip Kawathkar, Deputy Commissioner of MMRDA said.
Two additional lines will improve connectivity between the two airports and curtail traffic on the Eastern Express Highway. In the meeting chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis of the MMRDA, the Authority projected its plan for the two new Metro lines. Both lines will connect capital city with the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), the larger outback area spread across 10 times the size of the city, Sources from the MMRDA informed.
A senior official said that “The connectivity of Mumbai Metro rail will daily supply around 1 crore passenger’s with these two auxiliary metro lines”.
The Mumbai suburban railway lines of Western Central and Harbour line presently record marginally 80 lakh passenger trips every day. Contemplating the demand for a Metro corridor between the two international airports, the authority has ratified the proposal”.
An official informed that the MMRDA’s primary report shows that each of the two proposed corridors will see quotidian commuter of 8 to 10 lakh people.
MMRDA is probing to enforce some of the possible corridors from the Metro Master Plan. Formerly Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport to Navi Mumbai International Airport and Kanjurmarg to Badlapur Corridor (Metro Line 8 and Metro Line 14 respectively) have been contemplate for the establishment of Techno-Economic Feasibility Study (TEFS).