MMRDA fast­tracks 2 Metro corridors, trans ­harbour link

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) appointed a consortium of Aecom Asia Co. Ltd, Dar Al-Handasah and T Y Lin International as the general consultants for the 22-km long Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) on Friday .
The MMRDA’s executive committee, headed by chief secretary Swadheen Kshatriya, gave its administrative approval for the consultants to be appointed.
The consultants will help the MMRDA secure various clearances from government and semi-government agencies, examine the concept design and monitor construction of big ticket infrastructure project.
US-based Aecom — a multinational engineering firm — specialises in designs, consulting, construction solutions, and has been involved with several infrastructure projects in the US. San Francisco-based T Y Lin International specialises in the design of long-span bridges and specialty structures.
The executive committee also approved a provision of Rs.340 crore to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the implementation of the two Metro rail corridors in the city.
MMRDA officials said the provision was approved for the commissioning of rolling stock, signalling and telecommunication work for the Dahisar to DN Nagar (Metro-2A) and Dahisar East to Andheri East (Metro-7) corridors.

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