The restructured proposal for MUTP Phase I has been approved by the Board of Directors of the World Bank. The cost of the rail component is Rs. 4174.40 crore and the likely World Bank funding is US$ 365 million.
Latest Anticipated Cost
5th and 6th line between Kurla & Thane
Virar-Dahanu Road Track Center Work
Virar Car Shed
DC to AC Conversion
Other optimization and service efficiency improvement works
7.1 Provision of 5th line between Mahim-Santacruz
7.2 Procurement of Track Machines
7.3 EMU Maintenance Facilities
7.4 Stabling Lines for EMUs
7.5 Optimisation of Western Railway
7.6 Optimisation of Central Railway
7.7 Optimisation of Harbour Line
Resettlement & Rehabilitation
The target for completion of MUTP Phase I is December 2011.
All the World Bank funded contracts for the rail component have already been awarded and are progressing satisfactorily.
Infrastructural inputs in MUTP Phase I
- Addition of 93 track kms - base figure 790 kms [Excluding loop line and yards] (34 kms in Thane-Turbhe-Vashi section and 53 kms in Virar-Borivali section under MUTP have since been added).
- Induction of dual voltage 101 new 9-car rakes. 51 on additional account and 50 on conversion account.
- Resettlement & Rehabilitation of about 15,000 Project Affected Households.
- Running of 12-car rakes on all lines (excluding Harbour line) by lengthening of all platforms.
- Achieving 3 minutes headway on all the lines (re-spacing of signaling to be done).
- DC to AC conversion in all suburban sections except Thane-CSTM section. (to be taken up in Phase II).
Benefits of MUTP Phase I
- 550 new trains 25% increase in total trains per day.
- On fast line, all trains will be of 12 cars. On slow line, 20% of trains will be of 12 cars.
- Vehicle kms per day will increase by 33 %.
- Overcrowding during peak hour peak direction will come down from existing, over 5000 commuters to 3600 commuters per 9-car rake.