Mumbai Urban Transport Project Approved by Cabinet (Download PDF)

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The Union Cabinet has approved the Mumbai Urban Transport Project Phase-III. The estimated cost of project is Rs. 8679 crore with completion cost of Rs. 10947 crore. The project expected to complete in the next five years during 13th Five Year Plan period.

Cabinet approves Mumbai Urban Transport Project Phase-III

Cabinet Approves Mumbai Urban Transport Project Phase-III

Cabinet approves Mumbai Urban Transport Project Phase-III


  • Construction of additional double line between Virar and Dahanu Road will address the demand of commuters in this region.
  • This will provide extension of suburban services from Churchgate to Dahanu Road.
  • Panvel-Karjat double line suburban corridor will cater for the significant Urbanisation and population growth in recent years in this area.
  • This will also provide an alternative route from Karjat to CSTM via Panvel, which will be shorter by 23 km than the existing route via Kalyan.
  • It will reduce travel time between CSTM and Karjat by 35 to 40 minutes by slow trains.
  • Procurement of new coaches will enhance the quality of service and reduce congestion.
  • The works proposed under trespass control at 22 locations shall significantly reduce trespass and will provide safer environment for the public.
  • The areas covered by this project are Thane, Palghar, Raigad and Mumbai districts of Maharashtra.

Mumbai Train Travelers

  • The Mumbai suburban railway network on Central and Western Railways has 376 km route.
  • There are five corridors, two on Western Railway, two on Central Railway and one on the Harbour Line of Central Railway.
  • Everyday approximately eight million people travel in suburban section in more than 2,900 train services.
  • To meet the demands of the ever-growing commuter traffic, a new suburban corridor between Panvel and Karjat (28 km route), new elevated corridor between Airoli and Kalwa (3 km route), quadrupling of Virar-Dahanu Road (63 km route), procurement of 565 new coaches and trespass control measures in mid-sections have been included in the MUTP-III project.

Mumbai Urban Transport Project

The Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP) is a project formulated by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to bring about improvement in the traffic and transport situation in the Mumbai metropolitan region with the assistance of the World Bank.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 1, 2016


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