MSRDC to hire consultants for disputed elevated road project

Apr 12, 2012, 07:39 IST | Ranjeet Jadhav

Transport experts pan MSRDC's move, stating that it's a waste of public money, considering the fact that the Bandra-Dahisar project overlaps with MMRDA's Metro project

If the transport experts from the city are to be believed, then the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) seems to be in a mood for wasting public money.

MiD DAY’s report on March 28

Tenders invited
Despite realising that the proposed Bandra-Dahisar elevated road project would be overlapping with the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority’s (MMRDA) Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd (CBM) corridor, MSRDC has invited tenders for the appointment of consultants. The appointed consultants will not only prepare a detailed project report after undertaking a techno-feasibility survey, but will also give suggestions on the kind of financial model to be selected for the implementation of this project.

Jitendra Gupta, a transport expert, said, “When it is clear that it is extremely difficult to construct an elevated corridor between Bandra and Dahisar, as the CBM is also coming along the same line, then I don’t know why the MSRDC is wasting public money on appointing consultants to do a feasibility study.”

Despite repeated attempts, the MSRDC officials remained unavailable for comment. MiD DAY in its earlier report (It’s elevated road vs Metro on SV Road and Link Road, March 28) had highlighted that how the elevated road corridor on S V Road and Link Road is aligned with the MMRDA’s CBM corridor. 

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