Catching up fast on the development of the public transport in and around Mumbai, Maharashtra Cabinet has approved 2 more metro lines further improving the connectivity across the city.
The newly approved routes are:
Metro 2B: D N Nagar – Bandra – Mankhurd (23.5 km)
Metro 4: Wadala – Ghatkopar – Thane – Kasarvadavli (32.32km)
While the Metro 2B corridor will cost Rs. 10,986 crore, the other corridor will cost Rs. 14,549 crore.
Principal Secretary of Urban Development Department said the project is to be completed within next three years.
“At present it is not decided to whether to adopt the segment wise construction module as in the case of the Dahisar-Andheri metro line or not. Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) will do the civil work while the state and Center will share 50 per cent of the loan component and Asian Development Bank and World Bank will provide the rest of the loan component,” he said.
The Metro 2B corridor will have 22 stations on the route.
The route traverses through D N Nagar, Nanavati Hospital, Khira Nagar, National College, MMRDA, Kurla Terminal, Eastern Express Highway, Diamond Garden, Chembur and Mankhurd.
There will be interchange available at – D N Nagar (Metro Line 1), Bandra Suburban, ITO junction (Metro Line 3), Kurla East (Suburban and Metro Line 4), Chembur (Mono Rail) and Mankhurd (Suburban, CST-Panvel fast corridor, Mumbai and Navi Mumbai Airport fast corridor).
The metro car depot will be located at Mandala near Navi Mumbai.
The Metro 4 corridor will have 32 stations. The route traverses through Wadala Depot, Bhakti Park Metro, Amar Mahal junction, Shreyas Cinema, Godrej company, Vikhroli Metro, Bhandup Mahapalika, Mulund Naka, Teen Haath Naka (Thane), Cadbury Junction, Majiwada, Kapurbawdi, Manpada, Tikuji-ni-wadi and Kasarvadavali with a car depot at Owale.
The route will have interchanges at Wadala (Monorail), Kurla Eastern Express Highway (Metro Line 2B) and Kapurbawdi (Metro Line 5).