Mumbai is setting itself free from the long elevated travels and stuffed trains. The upcoming transport projects will help in easing the travel in the city and will give Mumbai a completely changed look. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has taken the initiative to revise the appearance of the city of dreams.

Here are 5 projects that will change the way Mumbai commutes:

5757538231)    Mumbai Metro:

Already operating in the cities likes Kolkata, Delhi and Bangalore hosted by the Mass Rapid Transit System (MRST), the Mumbai metro is another big project that falls under this. This particular project will be handled by Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group’s Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. And has Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) on board.

The Mumbai Metro project is divided into 8 rail lines covering a total length of approximately 146 kilometers. The money involved for executing the same is Rs. 36000 crore. The said project will provide comfort and will lead to a safe journey. It will also reduce the travel time and cost.

rail2)    Mumbai Monorail:

This project comes under the expansion plan of Mumbai. The monorail is a rail-based transportation system. This will be country’s 1st monorail being implemented by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, in association with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and a Malaysian infrastructure firm Scomi Engineering.

The top speed of this commute will be 80 kilometers per hour and an average speed of 65 kilometers per hour. The cost involved is Rs. 202 billion approximately. This will favor easing the traffic. Also, the attractive feature of this rail is that it will run on electricity and would not use any fossil fuel for operation. Therefore, it is termed as a green project.

M_Id_393113_Eastern_Freeway3)    Eastern Freeway:

This is to be build by the MMRDA and funded by the Central government. The Mumbai Eastern Freeway is a 16.8 long highway designed especially for high-speed vehicular traffic constructed between Fort in South Mumbai and Eastern Express Highway in Ghatkopar. Simplex infrastructure has been given the contract of this project.

The highly required and beneficial project will involve heavy figures of Rs. 8.88 billion to come into picture. This will be a signal free stretch and will advantage the commute in many ways.

4)    Santracruz- Chembur link road:

To improve the east-west connectivity in Mumbai, this link road is one of those major plans to be executed. As Mumbai is geographically vertical, the north- south transport has boosted the importance. This 6.5 Kilometer run will begin from Dr. Hans Bhugra junction in Santacruz East and running to the East skirting Vidyanagari Campus (Mumbai University at Kalina) on its south and meeting Lal Bahadur Shastri (LBS) Marg after crossing Meethi River Bridge.

This will be India’s 1st double decker flyover and is supposed to have six lane roads. Implemented by MMRDA, this project will be constructed at a cost of Rs. 435 crore. It aims at better connectivity in the city.

5)    Sahar elevated access road:

This project is already under construction and falls under MMRDA. Sahar Elevated Access Road is an elevated road that connects the Western Express Highway to the Terminal T2 of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. A 3.3 kilometer long access stretch includes an underpass for vehicles on the Western Express Highway, a pedestrian subway, underpasses, a tunnel and ramps connecting the highway to the terminal.

This stretch will have 4 entry point and 2 exit points. The project will be funded by the central government of Maharashtra, the MMRDA and Mumbai International Airport Limited. The cost of the same is said to be Rs. 570 crore. For now the work on Sahar Elevated Road has been deferred by a year and is expected to open to the public by the end of 2013.

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