Mumbai: Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) will award civil works worth Rs 11000 crore for 32.5 km long Colaba-Bandra-Seepz corridor in September.
The fully underground corridor will provide connectivity by Metro to Western suburbs, Island city and the international airport.
MMRC’s managing director Ashwini Bhide said, “We will carry out technical evaluation by mid-September and then award the work orders before the end of month.”
MMRC plans to complete the project by 2019. The actual work on the ground is expected to begin in December or January 2016.
Bhide said, “The consultant to prepare the rehabilitation of project affected people (PAPs) in Girgaum and Kalbadevi will be in place in 15 days. We hope to begin work on these PAPs in four months.”
The state government has already assured insitu rehabilitation of these PAPs.
The project is also mired in controversy because of opposition to building of a car depot in Aarey colony
Metropolitan commissioner UPS Madan, who unveiled a new logo for MMRC today said, “The report will be submitted soon.”
The committee, headed by Madan, has studied 7 alternate sites. He said, “It will be for the government to take a call on the appropriate site for the depot.”