The estimated project cost for MTHL
is Rs 17,854 crore, out of which JICA loan portion is expected to be Rs 15,109 crore.
The MTHL case study illustrates the workings of coalitional politics at the state level and the impact of intra coalitional conflict on the delivery of infrastructure in the region.
DNA (2011b) Herculean task: MTHL would require huge land acquisition, May 21, 2011.
DNA (2012) MMRDA steps in with soft loan for MTHL, Mar 3, 2012.
Indian Express (2008b) MSRDC invites EoI for construction of MTHL, Sept 9, 2008.
Indian Express (2011c) MMRDA done with first stage of MTHL tendering process, Nov 4.
Madan stated, "The JICA team has given favourable indications over financing the MTHL.
The MMRDA Metropolitan Commissioner has added that the JICA team has also conducted a first round survey of the end points of the 22-km long MTHL intended at connecting the Mumbai Island and the mainland close to Raigad, navigating the Arabian Sea.
Regarding the compensation package for the landlords who will provide their lands for the MTHL project, it will be at par with the package offered for the Navi Mumbai airport project, added the official.
The business hubs in the capital city of Maharashtra will have faster access to the surrounding area, which is not as developed as Mumbai, through the MTHL development.
The green activists have been apprehensive on the MTHL
project, which will navigate Sewri mudflats, Thane creek and Shivaji Nagar of Nhava mudflats.