MMR's Multi Modal Corridor update

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has started the process of acquiring land for the Multi Modal Corridor.
In order to implement this project, Maharashtra will have to acquire at least 1,250 hectares. The estimated cost for the acquisition has been pegged at Rs.1,838 crore. The length of the corridor is 126 km.
The idea of a Multi Modal Corridor to connect Virar and Alibaug via Panvel had come up in a think tank meeting held in November 2008.
Although the development authority was planning to commence the land procurement process in 2012, it got delayed. The process is expected to get completed by 2018. “Till date, the MMRDA has not taken physical possession of any land for the project. But documentation work, such as identifying the plots along the alignment, issuing notification and approaching the state Urban Development Department with the plot numbers, has begun,” said an MMRDA official. Out of the total land to be taken over, 170 hectares are covered by forest and 73 hectare by mangroves. A major portion of the land to be acquired is farmland.
As per the present plan, the Rs.12,975-crore Multi Modal Corridor will not be constructed right from Virar to Alibaug. In the first phase, a 79 km route between Virar and Chirner (Rs.9,326 crore) will be connected. The remaining 47 km between Chirner and Alibaug (Rs.3,649 crore) will be constructed at a later stage.

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