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Project Name Mumbai Urban Transport Project-3A-II
Country The Republic of India
Sector Urban Development
Concept Approval Date 5 February 2020
Total Project Cost USD 2,599 million
Proposed Loan Amount USD 500 million
Borrower The Republic of India
Implementing Agency Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation Limited
Project Context
Mumbai, the capital city of the State of Maharashtra and the financial capital of India, is the second most populous city in India. With limited land space, Mumbai’s population density is the second highest in the world. Immense pressures are put on Mumbai’s transport system. The Mumbai suburban railway network transports 8 million passengers daily, accounting for 78% of the total passenger kilometers. Traffic in Mumbai has been growing, and the existing suburban railway network has not been able to meet the growing demand for public transport infrastructure. As a result, during the peak hours, the trains operate far beyond their capacity, with more than four times the designed capacity of passengers on the trains. The network also faces safety concerns with daily fatalities due to reasons associated with the crowded trains.
Project Objective
The Mumbai Urban Transport Project-3A-II (MUTP-3A-II) is proposed to address the challenge with Mumbai’s transport infrastructure with the objective to reduce congestion, improve mobility, enhance safety and comfort of travel, and improve quality of lives of the people living and working in Mumbai.
Project Description
The Project comprises: (i) procurement of rolling stock featuring 191 air-conditioned electric multiple unit rakes with each rake having 12 coaches; (ii) construction and upgrade of maintenance facilities for rolling stock for the suburban railway network of Mumbai Metropolitan Region; and (iii) institutional strengthening and capacity building component. The Project will augment and strengthen the suburban railway network of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.