Modi to put Metro lines on track at 1.41-cr function
MUMBAI: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority will spend Rs1.41 crore for a function where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch work on three of the state’s big-ticket transport projects.
The bhoomipujan or ground laying ceremony on December 24 comes at a time when the race for the Mumbai civic polls, to be held in February next year, heats up. It will be followed by a public rally that the PM will address. With the BJP’s campaign for the civic polls centered around its development agenda for the city, the party is lookingtousetherallytoofficially sound the poll bugle.
The PM will lay the foundation stone for two metro projects — the Rs10,970-crore Metro line between DN Nagar and Mankhurd and the Rs14,549-crore Metro line connecting Wadala and Kasarwadawali in Thane — and the Rs17,750-crore Mumbai Trans Harbour Link between Sewri and Nhava.