WB clears $430 million loan for Mumbai Urban Transport Project
Moneylife Digital Team 19 August 2010

New Delhi: The World Bank has approved a loan of $430 million for financing the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP) II, that is aimed to improve the transport situation in the financial capital, reports PTI quoting government sources.

The loan will be used to finance procurement of electrical equipment for the manufacture of Electrical Multiple Unit (EMU) rakes, conversion of Direct Current (DC) to Alternate Current (AC) on the Central Railway, technical studies and institutional strengthening studies, minister of state for railway K H Muniyappa said.

The project has been outlined as an integrated rail and road project and includes significant suburban rail and road investment. It is expected to be completed by 2014-15.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, the minister said the project also involves construction of the fifth and sixth lines between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai (CSTM) and Kurla station, extension of harbour line from Andheri to Goregaon, EMU procurement and manufacturing and maintenance facilities for EMUs.

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