Megaprojects

Mumbai Megaprojects 2024: Transforming the City’s Skyline and Infrastructure

Mumbai is often termed the “City of Dreams” in India and rightfully so. Being the birthplace of Bollywood, home to several industries, and a tourist hub, Mumbai is a growing city in multiple ways. One of the key contributors to the city’s growth is the infrastructural development happening in the city. Here is the full list of Mumbai Megaprojects 2024 with project details. 

List of Top Upcoming Megaprojects in Mumbai 2024

Following are the top Mumbai Megaprojects that deserve a special mention:

1. Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL)

Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL)

Mumbai is known for its traffic congestion. To combat that issue, the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) was proposed to create navigation between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai without further contributing to the congestion. In 2009, it was envisaged that the project will be undertaken by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). It will be a 3+3 lane measuring 30.1 m in width. The completion of this project will also streamline connectivity to the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA).

2. Navi Mumbai International Airport

Navi Mumbai International Airport

If you travel to Mumbai frequently, you probably know that the city has one international airport, which is the existing Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA). Given its independent operations, it isn’t surprising that the congestion and load at this airport are very high. To bifurcate and reduce that burden, the upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport, formally known as the D. B. Patil International Airport has been proposed as the second international airport in the state. The total estimated cost of construction of this new airport is INR 16,700 crore. 

3. Mumbai Coastal Road

Mumbai Coastal Road

The Coastal Road is an under-construction grade-separated expressway with 8-lanes, which will cover the western coastline of Mumbai. The primary objective of this expressway would be to connect Marine Lines south of Kandivali. The construction and operation of this expressway will reduce the burden on the travel time between South Mumbai and the Western Suburbs of Mumbai. The overall estimated cost of this project is INR 12,000 crore, which is currently in its first phase of construction to connect the Princess Street flyover with Worli.

4. Mumbai Metro

Mumbai Metro

The Mumbai Metro is another breakthrough project that has streamlined communication and transportation in the city. This is a rapid-line transit system that’s run and maintained by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority. Besides the Mumbai Metropolitan Metro, the remainder of the metro rail projects is undertaken by Maha Metro. The well-connected metro lines, effectively reduce the congestion on the road that many Mumbai residents experience daily. Also, the entire Mumbai metro network is being built in three phases over 15 years and is reportedly going to be completed in 2026.

5. CSMT Redevelopment

CSMT Redevelopment

The existing Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), which is a UNESCO World Heritage, is going to undergo a series of redevelopments to restore the damaged parts and further enhance the beauty of the architecture. The Union Cabinet has already approved the proposal for the redevelopment in September 2022 and sanctioned an INR 10,000 crore proposal for the redevelopment of three of the major railway stations across Mumbai, Gujarat, and Delhi. Besides improving the existing architecture and stability of the structure, the redevelopment will also involve the inclusion of multiple passenger amenities.

6. Mumbai Eastern Waterfront Development

Mumbai Eastern Waterfront Development

The 963 hectares in the Mumbai Eastern area are being transformed into a tourism hub and sea transport to further propel the growth and economic development of the city. This is currently the most ambitious project in the city. Around 500 hectares of the area is currently up for development under this project. Amidst that, around 193 hectares will include roads, recreational areas, open spaces, etc. Around 60 hectares will witness the construction of a hi-tech city to further generate income sources for 3.4 lakh people. This project will involve the redevelopment of the port lands in the area.

7. Mumbai Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail

Mumbai Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail

The Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor is another future mega project that will streamline transport between these two major cities. It is currently under construction and is set to be India’s first high-speed rail line. Although the project was supposed to kickstart in 2020 and then end in 2023, the project has been delayed due to multiple complications. Currently, the rail corridor is going to be operational in phases. The first stretch will include Surat to Bilimora and is expected to be completed by 2026.

8. Airoli-Katai Tunnel Road

Airoli-Katai Tunnel Road

The Airoli-Katai Tunnel Road will help traveling to the Kalyan-Shil road from Airoli by bypassing Mahape for smoother transport and without any kinds of obstructions in between. Furthermore, reports suggest that the tunnel road project will be constructed in three phases and the total estimated cost of the project is INR 950 crores. The current status of the project suggests that the elevated road between Airoli and Katai Naka is almost done. Also, the twin tunnels are 60% done as well, so the project is progressing at its estimated rate.

9. Goregaon Mulund Link Road

Goregaon Mulund Link Road

The new Goregaon Mulund Link Road, which is a project undertaken by BMC has been introduced recently. According to the reports, the project will be conducted in four phases. Reports suggest that the total length of GMLR is 12.2 km and will also include an underground twin tunnel below Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), spanning across 4.7 km. The completion and operation of this project are set to reduce the congestion that most people experience in Mumbai’s suburbs. The project’s Phase I is kicking off with widening the ROB at Nahur Railway Station.

10. Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC)

DMIC - Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor

DMIC or the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor is the first industrial corridor on the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC). The same will cover a distance of 1504 km and will pass through several states, including Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi NCR, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra. Reports suggest that the DMIC project will cost an estimated $90 billion and is expected to be completed by 2024. The project is currently in progress in multiple phases.

11. Delhi Mumbai Expressway

Delhi Mumbai Expressway

The Delhi-Mumbai Expressway is an 8-lane wide expressway that is currently under construction. This will be the first of its kind and will connect Delhi with Mumbai, making communication a lot simpler. The foundation stone of the project was laid by union minister Nitin Gadkari in March 2019. Also, the total estimated cost of this project is around ₹1,00,000 crores. There isn’t much information about the deadline of the project.

So here is the some most recommended Mumbai Megaprojects that you have to aware of it. We hope that you got all the information about the Mumbai Megaprojects 2024 that are happening in this transformative city.

Conclusion

With such a diverse range of upcoming developmental projects happening in Mumbai, it won’t be long until Mumbai steers itself to the top of the ladder in terms of social-economic and infrastructural developments. How many of these projects were you aware of?

Anil Agarwal

Anil Agarwal is a Senior Content Writer at infrainfohub.com. With a passion for Infrastructure, he enjoys crafting engaging and informative content in this field. Anil's expertise lies in writing articles, reviews, and features that captivate readers and keep them informed about the latest trends and news in the Infrastructure sector. His dedication to delivering high-quality content makes her a valuable asset to the team at infrainfohub.com.

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