Work CST-Panvel and Churchgate-Virar elevated train-cum-road corridors to commence in August 2016

Work on the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST)-Panvel elevated train-cum-road corridor and the Churchgate-Virar elevated train-cum-road corridor is expected to commence by August 15, 2016. The CST-Panvel elevated corridor will be a road and rail corridor that will be constructed on the cash contract model while the Churchgate-Virar elevated corridor will be constructed on the public-private partnership model, in two phases, with the first phase being from Bandra to Virar. The proposed special purpose vehicle, the Maharashtra Rail Infrastructure Development Company, will implement nine railway infrastructure projects worth Rs 230 billion outside Mumbai – the Ahmednagar-Beed-Parli Vaijnath railway line, the Wardha-Nanded (via Yavatmal-Pusad) line, the Wadsa-Gadchiroli line, gauge conversion of the Nagpur-Naghbir line, new lines linking Pune-Nashik, Manmad-Dhule-Indore, Gadchandur-Adilabad, Kolhapur-Vaibhavwadi and Baramati-Lonan. In Mumbai, the projects include a multi-nodal elevated train-cum-road corridor on Central Railway’s CST-Panvel sector and Western Railway’s Churchgate-Virar sector.