The Mumbai Urban Transport Project was slated to be a Rs 4,000-crore job undertaken by Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) in 2003. The plan was to broaden all arterial roads in the city and lay additional rail tracks to ease the crowded trains. The deadline is 2008, but the work is nowhere keeping with it.
Storm Water Drainage Project is a Rs 1,800-crore project of the Mumbai municipal corporation to refurbish the drains and prevent flooding during rains. The deadline for this project is 2009. This project is behind schedule.
The Mumbai Urban Infrastructure Project was a Rs 2,600-crore project, again undertaken by the MMRDA in 2004. The deadline for this project is 2007. New flyovers and broadening of the highways will be taken up in this project but the delay has been inexorable.
Mithi River Development Project has been widely covered by the media. The project cost is Rs 1,300 crore for cleaning up and streamlining the flow of Mithi river. This project might keep the deadline of 2011 if all goes well. But the problem of removing encroachers on the banks of the river will undoubtedly lead to delay. There are deeply entrenched political and vested interests in the project.