Delhi con­nec­tion of Mum­bai lo­cal trains

Sunday Express - - INDIA -

Mum­bai’s de­vel­op­ment has al­ways suf­fered on count of po­lit­i­cal rea­sons. The city’s ge­og­ra­phy war­rants east-west con­nec­tiv­ity and a rail link be­tween Ban­dra and Kurla or the cen­tral and western sub­ur­ban lines had been looked upon as a pos­si­ble so­lu­tion. Suc­ces­sive govern­ments have how­ever, ig­nored the project. When a se­nior min­is­ter sought to know why, he re­alised a small piece of land, in the project area, which had been al­lot­ted to a pub­li­ca­tion house in Delhi owned by a po­lit­i­cal party, was cur­rently un­der lit­i­ga­tion.

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