Go Underground Mumbai Metro

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A campaign to demand an Underground Metro from Charkop to Mankhurd instead of the Elevated Metro currently being built.

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Go Underground Mumbai Metro

  1. 1. Movement for Underground Metro A Citizen’s Initiative9/11/2010
  2. 2. Our Basis • The IIT Report – Comparative Evaluation between Elevated & Underground Metro • Our practical experience of living with the VAG Elevated Metro9/11/2010
  3. 3. Question asked to Suburban Respondents in IIT’s Social Perception Survey Does Mumbai need a Metrorail ? Yes, yes, yes (90%) – but ……..9/11/2010
  4. 4. 9/11/2010
  5. 5. Why does Mumbai need a Metro? To DECONGEST the city9/11/2010
  6. 6. Will Elevated Metro DECONGEST the city ? Consider …9/11/2010
  7. 7. Santacruz to Andheri (approx 3 kms) takes about 45 minutes !9/11/2010
  8. 8. With Elevated Metro 6-lane will become 4-lane & 4-lane will be 2-lane How long will it take?9/11/2010
  9. 9. Impact of Elevated Metro9/11/2010
  10. 10. Each station proposes 45000 sq.ft. commercial
  11. 11. 27 such stations have been planned on Elevated9/11/2010 Route
  12. 12. 9/11/2010
  13. 13. Actual photograph of Andheri -Chakala Station touching existing building.9/11/2010
  14. 14. VAG traffic scene to be replicated across from CBM9/11/2010
  15. 15. MMRDA has scrapped 9 flyovers en route No scope for future traffic decongestion9/11/2010
  16. 16. Elevated Metro flouts legal norms: • Built under Tramways Act 1886 • Fire Brigade refuses NOC for stations • CRZ violations • No AAI approval9/11/2010
  17. 17. 9/11/2010
  18. 18. 7000 sq mts of footpaths will be occupied by stairs, lifts and escalators !9/11/2010 Do we have the pavements ?
  19. 19. 12.5 lakh additional pedestrians will spill on to streets with 30-50% less space9/11/2010
  20. 20. 32 km of sewer lines, 12.5 km of water lines and 11 km of gas lines will have to be relaid9/11/2010
  21. 21. MMRDA needs about 1045 acres of lands for Elevated Metro / mono rail projects9/11/2010
  22. 22. 54% of the alignment is on curves • Will greatly reduce speed • Increase the length of the line9/11/2010 • Make it accident-prone
  23. 23. Potential fire hazard, no access to fire tenders9/11/2010
  24. 24. 948 of the existing 1950 trees will be destroyed en route9/11/2010
  25. 25. 41.3 hectares of mangroves to be destroyed9/11/2010
  26. 26. Expected sound level of Metrorail – 85 to 90 db Limits set by High Court Day/Night – 55/45 db9/11/2010
  27. 27. What are the advantages of an Underground Metro?9/11/2010
  28. 28. • Expansion Potential • Singapore began in 1988 and they are still expanding the network underground9/11/2010
  29. 29. Creation of Additional Urban Space - Delhi Metro Mall9/11/2010
  30. 30. Lower Maintenance Costs Year 20 km City 32 km Elevated Underground 2021 ` 80.89 cr `188.00 cr (`4.04 cr/km) (`5.875 cr/km) 2031 `131.76 cr `307.00 cr (`6.60 cr/km) (`9.60 cr/km)9/11/2010
  31. 31. Why does MMRDA want Elevated Metro?9/11/2010
  32. 32. MMRDA Argument 1: All over the world densely populated city areas have underground metro and suburbs have elevated metro9/11/2010
  33. 33. Andheri-Bandra is one of the most congested land masseshttp://www.citymayors.com/statistics* in the world !!9/11/2010
  34. 34. MMRDA Argument 2: Underground (`531 cr/km) costs more than Elevated (`260 cr/km) 1.Why underground in city, when suburbs is more densely populated? 2.What about costs of land acquisition, re-laying utilities, increased length, project delay, environmental costs, social costs etc? 3.Cost of relocation of Andheri Pumping Station, Santacruz Police Station and rehabilitating project affected persons?9/11/2010
  35. 35. IIT Mumbai Report Govt. must invest in underground Reasons: • Existing urban fabric not disturbed • Arterial roads not choked • No violation of civil laws • Vast saving in marginal cost • Scope for future expansion underground • Scope for integration with buses, taxi etc • Creation of additional urban space • Total Decongestion of city • Minimal environmental impact9/11/2010
  36. 36. The Cost Factor9/11/2010
  37. 37. Hyderabad Metro (71 km) Cost Mumbai Metro (32.5 km) Cost `12,132 Cr = `171 Cr/km `11,500 Cr = `354 Cr/km Our BIG Question Where has `5950 Cr Gone ?!!!9/11/2010
  38. 38. Metro Rail Cost Comparison City Stations Kms Cost Elevated Cost Total Cost Diff with per km Underground Mumbai per km Chennai 32 45.1 `100 cr* `300 cr** `14600 cr `7440 cr Bangalore 32 42.3 `80 cr* `250 cr** `8100 cr `8090 cr Hyderabad 39 71 `171 cr*** - `12132 cr `5950 cr * Estimated cost of construction of elevated station `30 cr. ** Estimated cost of construction of underground station `100 cr. *** Includes construction cost of stations9/11/2010
  39. 39. Kolkata Mumbai’s & Delhi’s Shame ! Pride !9/11/2010
  40. 40. …the only option Mumbai Metro Rail must9/11/2010

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