The Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP), is a project formulated by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to bring about improvement in the traffic and transport situation in the Mumbai metropolitan region with the assistance of the World Bank.


The parties involved in the project include:

Phase I

Phase I began in 2002 and was completed in 2011.[1] The total estimated cost of the MUTP Phase I was 4,526 crore (US$570 million). Most of the money was spent on railway projects, while less than a fourth was spent on road projects.

The following projects were proposed to be implemented under MUTP:[2]

The road projects included in MUTP were the Santa Cruz – Chembur Link Road (SCLR) and the Jogeshwari - Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR).[3]

Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi announced in 2012 that Phase I was completed.[4]

Phase II

The projects proposed under MUTP–II were:[5][2]

Project Sanctioned cost (crore) Revised cost (crore)
CST-Kurla, 5th and 6th track 659 923.78
Mumbai Central-Borivali, 6th track 522 1049.91
Thane–Diva, 5th and 6th track 133 287.62
Extension of Harbor Line to Goregaon 103 147.60
1500 V DC to 25000 V AC power conversion 293 739.91
EMU train procurement 2930 3041.13
Maintenance facilities for EMU trains 205 323.67
Stabling lines for EMUs 141 178.91
Technical assistance 62 62
Resettlement and rehabilitation of PAPs 124 124
Station improvement and trespassing control 128 128
Total 5300 7006.53

Phase III

Phase III of the Mumbai Urban Transport Project was approved on 8 December 2011. It will cost 52,000 crore (US$6.5 billion). The feasibility study for the project cost 100 million (US$1.3 million).[6] The project includes a fast corridor from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus to Panvel with a connection to the proposed new Navi Mumbai International Airport, extending the Harbour Line to Borivali, and multiple additional tracks being laid on existing routes. The project is scheduled for completion in 2031.[6]

Phase 3A

The Union Cabinet approved Phase 3A of the MUTP on 7 March 2019. It will cost 33,690 crore (US$4.2 billion) shared equally by the Union and State Governments, and is scheduled to be completed within 5 years. Projects approved under Phase 3A include:


  1. ^ MUTP enters final stage as railways roll out funding plan - Mumbai - DNA. Retrieved on 2013-07-16.
  2. ^ a b MMRDA. "Mumbai Urban Transport Project". MMRDA. Archived from the original on 13 January 2013. Retrieved 7 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Mumbai Urban Transport Project". MMRDA. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  4. ^ Bonanza for Mumbai rail commuters. Business Standard (15 March 2012). Retrieved on 2013-07-16.
  5. ^ "MRVC wastes Rs 1,700 crore by delaying key rail projects". Mid-Day. 1 March 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  6. ^ a b "State sanctions Virar-Panvel rail project, fast track for CST Panvel". Mumbai Mirror. 9 December 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  7. ^ Mehta, Manthank (8 March 2019). "Mumbai Railway News: AC trains, station revamp, more tracks in Rs 34,000 crore boost for railways". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Cabinet sets Mumbai Urban Transport Project-3A rolling at Rs 33,690 crore". Daily News and Analysis. 8 March 2019. Retrieved 27 April 2019.