The latest among the many infrastructure and especially roadway projects, is this one. The Virar-Alibaug multi-modal corridor is said to transform the Mumbai Metropolitan Region or the MMR. The project is said to create many job opportunities and aid in developing many areas near the Thane region. The development of this project will be overseen by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation or the MSRDC. Here’s all you need to know about this upcoming infrastructure project.
Virar-Alibaug Multi-Modal Corridor: Length And Route
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This particular roadway project will be 126 kilometres long and connect the Navghar region on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway in Thane to the Balavali region in Raigad. It will also pass through areas like Raigad, Thane and Palghar.
This particular project will be completed in two phases. The first phase will be a total of 79 kilometres and will be from Navghar to Chirner which is located near the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust or the JNPT.
The second phase of the project will be 47 kilometres long and will be from Chirner to Alibaug. The first phase will cost around ₹10,000 crores. Land acquisition for the second phase is currently ongoing.
Cost And Other Details About The Project
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According to an article published by Times Now, the MSRDC is currently inviting proposals from contractors to undertake the construction of the 96.41-kilometre stretch of the multi-modal corridor. This project will have a combination of highway as well as metro connectivity.
The article also mentioned that the Maharashtra government is seeking funding from firms like Asian Development Bank or ADB, Japan International Cooperation Agency or JICA, and more. As of now, the estimated cost of the entire project is a total of ₹55,564 crores.
Once it is completed, it is said that the travel time between Virar and Alibaug will be reduced by almost 50 per cent. This corridor will also have a number of growth centres alongside it in places like Kalyan, Virar, Dombivali, Bhiwandi, Taloja, and Uran.
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