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State bid to make city world-class

Projecting a mammoth Rs 3 lakh crore plan for making the Mumbai Metropolitan Region a world-class international financial centre, the state government has asked the Centre to bear 35 per cent of the total cost, reports Dharmendra Jore.

india Updated: Feb 22, 2009 01:48 IST
Dharmendra Jore

Projecting a mammoth Rs 3 lakh crore plan for making the Mumbai Metropolitan Region a world-class international financial centre, the state government has asked the Centre to bear 35 per cent of the total cost.

On Saturday, it demanded Rs 16,000 crore in equated installments during the 13th five-year financial plan that begins next year.

The state government plans to spend Rs 3,18,990 crore till 2021 on various projects in the region, like Metro rail, water resources, suburban railway, roads, water transport, drainage, municipal infrastructure, land, real estate, housing, airport/port development and power.