Rs 5,570 crore budget boost for MMRDA

Authority will develop water resources and provide rental housing

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Geetanjali Minhas | January 19, 2011



Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan has approved a budget of Rs 5,570 crore presented by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for the year 2011-12 in its 128th meeting held on Tuesday.

MMRDA works on public transport and infrastructure projects for Mumbai city and its metropolitan region.

The Authority has allocated Rs 1,264 crore for metro and monorail projects. The Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar (VAG) and Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd (CBM) metro corridors have received Rs 100 and Rs 200 crore respectively. Rs 964 crore have been allocated for the Chembur-Wadala-Jacob Circle monorail corridor.

The chief minister, also the chairman of MMRDA, made a crucial presentation to the prime minister requesting more funds for the city.


Keeping in mind acute water shortage in the city, MMRDA will also provide for a budget of Rs 220 crore and Rs 100 crore for rental housing in view of influx of people to the city in search of livelihood.

The authority will be constructing dams at rivers Kalu, Pinjal and Shai and also develop a bulk water distribution system for the metropolitan region from the water sourced from river Surya. In addition, the Authority will provide for a desalination project. This will be the first-ever kind of project to be implemented in the country.

The authority has apportioned Rs 50 crore towards resettlement and rehabilitation colonies for the families affected by its projects. Amenities like community center, healthcare center, vegetable counter, flour mill, a working shed for the project affected people to carry on small businesses will be made available. 

To maintain the ecological balance, a provision of Rs 50 crore has been made for tree plantation and water harvesting projects.

Budget provision for the year 2011-12:

Sr. No.

Project/Schemes

Amount in Crores

1

Mono Rail Project

964.00

2

Mumbai Metro Railway Transport Project

Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar and

Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd

300.60

3

Mumbai Urban Infrastructure Project (MUIP)

600.00

4

Extended Mumbai Urban Infrastructure Project

700.00

5

Construction of flyovers under MUIP

34.00

6

Mumbai Urban Transport Project

293.24

7

Mumbai Urban Transport Project-2

318.77

8

Regional Water Resources, water supply and desalination

220.00

9

Rental Housing with basic infrastructure amenities

100.00

10

Land bank for MMRDA Projects & Growth Centres

150.00

11

Nirmal MMR Movement

200.00

12

Transport Projects through Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation

112.63

13

Mithi River Development Works

65.00

14

Civic amenities in Bandra Kurla Complex

41.00

15

Wadala Truck Terminal

80.00

16

Skywalks

100.00

17

Tree Plantation and Water Harvesting

50.00

18

Urbanized Infrastructure facilities for weaker section in MMR

50.00

19

Strengthening of villages with the help of Information and Technology

10.00

20

Providing amenities in R&R colonies

50.00

21

Development of Regional Landfill Sites

45.00

22

Innovation Park

50

23

Loan and Advances to Municipal Bodies/Other organizations

425.72

24

Grants

104.62

25

Surveys and Studies

25.65

26

Other Miscellaneous projects

192.05

27

Expenditure on other heads

288.14


Total

5570.42

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