Know About MMRDA- All you Need to Know

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What is MMRDA? Their Roles and Responsibility 

This frame was responsible for planning and coordinating the development activities on the entire site. Maharashtra's urban development minister manages the MMRDA. The Authority is responsible for developing new city centers and executing strategic initiatives. It also attempts to promote MMR as an economically advanced area by providing high-quality infrastructure, modern living, and other amenities.

MMRDA's Responsibilities and Functions

● Plans for local improvement are being developed.

● Financial support for large-scale, local activities

● Assisting the local Government with its infrastructure projects.

● Coordinating and executing strategies and initiatives within the MMR.

● Any pastime that could harm the MMR's development should be restricted.

We monitor significant projects in transportation, housing, and water supply. Nine metro lines are currently under construction. They will ease traffic congestion between Mumbai's eastern and western suburbs and reduce travel times between some city's major centers. These are the MMRDA Mumbai Metro Lines.

1. Mumbai Monorail, a public transport system in Mumbai, India

India's first monorail, the Mumbai Monorail, runs between Jacob Circle in South Mumbai and Chembur to the west. It was constructed as a feeder to the Mumbai suburban railway line, costing Rs 3,000 crores. The line was officially launched in February 2014. The concept of extending the Mumbai monorail to Worli has been ignored.

2. Mumbai The Trans-Harbor Link, a bridge connecting the two ends of Mumbai

The Mumbai Trans-Harbor Link Road (also known as the Nhava-Sheva Link Road) is still not ready for prime time. Its purpose is to reduce congestion in the island town and improve the link between Navi Mumbai and south Mumbai. Construction is still ongoing, and the mission will be inaugurated in 2022. This could be India's longest road.


Regional Planning

MMRDA was created to implement the Regional Plan and plan, development, and coordinate the development within the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). In 1973, the first Regional Plan was approved for MMR. After considering several planning aspects, the Authority prepared a revised Regional Plan 1996-2011, which the State Government approved on September 23, 1999. It became effective December 1, 1999.



74th Constitutional Amendment has given the Metropolitan Planning function to the Mumbai Metropolitan Planning Committee. MMRDA will assist with this task. The Draft Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Plan 2016-36 was published on September 19, 2016, for public comment and suggestions. MMRDA submitted the revised draft Regional Plan to the Mumbai Metropolitan Planning Committee on October 30, 2017, following the procedures laid out under the MR&TP Act of 1966. This was based on the comments and objections received and the report by the Planning Sub-Committee. The MMPC approved the modified draft Regional Plan and submitted it to the GoM. The Government has approved a portion of the Regional Plan 2016-36 about the Matheran Eco Sensitive Zone via its Notification dated August 7, 2019. This was done under Section 15(1) MR&TP Act 1966. The final Regional Plan came into effect on 19th June 2021.


Final Regional Planning for MMR approved under section 15(1) of MR & TP Act 1966 

Development Financing

MMRDA's functions include financing and planning projects of regional significance, providing financial and technical assistance for Urban Local Bodies, Zilla Parishads, and other infrastructure implementing agents, and coordinating multi-agency projects within the MMR. The following funds are used to finance infrastructure projects:

● Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Fund (MMRD Fund)

● Mega City Scheme Revolving Fund

● Mumbai Urban Development Project – Revolving Fund (MUDPRF)


Village Development

A detailed survey of each village is being done to determine if the integrated village development scheme for rural areas can be implemented.

Planning for SPA (through Sub-Regional Office Thane)

Planning Division is responsible for preparing the following areas through its Sub-Regional Office in Thane. The Government of Maharashtra has designated MMRDA as a Special Planning Authority.

● Ambarnath and Kulgaon–Badlapur in the Surrounding Notified Area (AKBSNA).

● Bhiwandi Surrounding Notified Area (BSNA)

● Proposed Growth Center at Kalyan Taluka.


Areas under MMRDA

Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) covers 6,328 sq. km. 9 Municipal Corporations make up the municipality. Greater Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan-Dombivali, Navi Mumbai, Ulhasnagar, Bhiwandi- Nizampur, Vasai-Virar, Mira-Bhayandar and Panvel; and 9 Municipal Councils viz. Matheran-Kulgaon, Matheran-Badlapur, and Khopoli are Ambarnath and Kulgaon–Badlapur. The MMRDA is responsible for ensuring the development of the MMR in a balanced manner.

Basic Information on Greater Mumbai and Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR)

Geographical Area (As per GIS)

Greater Mumbai (sq. km.)


Mumbai Metropolitan Region (sq. km.)



Figures (in lakhs) As per Census 2011

Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai


Thane Municipal Corporation


Kalyan- Dombivali Municipal Corporation


Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation


Mira -Bhayandar Municipal Corporation


Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation


Navi Mumbai  Municipal Corporation


Vasai Virar City Municipal Corporation


Panvel Municipal Corporation



Ambarnath Municipal Council



Kulgaon-Badalapur Municipal Council



Alibag Municipal Council



Pen Municipal Council



Uran Municipal Council



Matheran Municipal Council



Khopoli Municipal Council



Karjat Municipal Council



Palghar Municipal Council





Rest of MMR



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Jatin Dubey

An enthusiastic content writer who is a law graduate and has been working as Real Estate Consultant for around 9 years.
He has worked with top Real Estate Agencies and Builders in Delhi, Bangalore and Pune. His skills to perform market analysis and explore high potential localities has helped many clients in the past.

An enthusiastic content writer who is a law graduate and has been working as Real Estate Consultant for around 9 years.
He has worked with top Real Estate Agencies and Builders in Delhi, Bangalore and Pune. His skills to perform market analysis and explore high potential localities has helped many clients in the past.

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