The Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis during the war room discussion on Wednesday discussed the plan of a Metro rail connecting the International Airport with the proposed Navi Mumbai Airport.

It should be noted that, at present, the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro line three corridor will be implemented along with the Metro line two of Dahisar-Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd, which will connect the airport to Mankhurd and, in order to improve the connectivity further, the Metro line between Mankhurd and Navi Mumbai International Airport, which is expected to be ready by 2020, is being planned.

In order to speed up the implementation of Metro line 3, the government departments are expected to hand over the land which is in their possession to the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) in a week’s time. According to government officials, the development took place in the CM-led ‘war room’ discussion that happened on Wednesday.

Sources also told this newspaper that other important projects discussed in the meeting include the two other Metro corridors between Dahisar and Andheri (east), and Dahisar and DN Nagar.

The Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link project connecting Sewree with Nhava Sheva were also discussed during the meeting. "The BNHS which was asked to prepare a report suggesting mitigation measures during the construction of MTHL has submitted the project report to us and soon we would be sending our report to MoEF,” said an officer.