Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Tuesday approved two more metro projects with an aggregate value Rs15,088 crore, a move that will enable seamless east-west connectivity in the metropolis. These will be the 5th and 6th metro lines.
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), the nodal agency for development of the metro network in the megapolis, had proposed the construction of a 24km Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan metro-5 corridor and 14.5 km Swami Samarth Nagar-Jogeshwari-Kanjurmarg-Vikhroli metro-6.
The state cabinet approved the two elevated corridor projects that will enable seamless east-west connectivity.
The 24 km long and Rs8,416 crore worth Thane-Bhiwandi -Kalyan corridor will be completely elevated and have 17 stations. Each train running on the corridor shall have six coaches with an estimated daily ridership of around 2,29,000 by 2021, increasing to 3,34,000 by 2031.
The stations linking the metro 5 line will be Kalyan APMC, Kalyan Station, Sahajanand Chowk, Durgadi Fort, Kon Gaon, Gove Gaon MIDC, Rajnouli Village, Temghar, Gopal Nagar, Bhiwandi, Dhamankar Naka, Anjur Phata, Purna, Kalher, Kasheli, Balkumbh Naka and Kapurbawdi.
The 14.5 km and Rs6,672 crore Swami Samarth Nagar- Jogeshwari-Kanjurmarg-Vikhroli corridor will have 13 stations.
Each train on this line shall have six coaches with an estimated daily ridership of around 6,50,000 by 2021, increasing to 769,000 by 2031.
The stations on this corridor will be Swami Samarth Nagar, Adarsh Nagar, Momin Nagar, JVLR, Shyam Nagar, Maha Kali Caves, SEEPZ Village, Saki Vihar Road, Ram Baug, Powai Lake, IIT Powai, Kanjurmarg (W) and Vikhroli-EEH.