Mumbai Metro: Work On Kalyan-Taloja Line To Begin Soon, To Connect Upcoming Navi Mumbai Airport
The line-12 is an extension of metro-5 (Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan metro) and will offer hassle-free commute to upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport.
The long-awaited initiative to extend Mumbai Metro service along the Metro 12 corridor (Kalyan–Taloja) is now moving forward.
Eknath Shinde, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, recently announced Rs 1,521 crore fund for the project and stated that construction work will begin shortly.
There will be 18 stops along the 20.75-kilometre corridor. Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has issued tenders for nine stations, and the process for other stations will begin shortly. This phase of the contract will cost Rs 780 crore.
The line-12 is an extension of the metro-5 (Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan metro) and this will offer hassle-free commute options to and from the upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport, reports Times Of India.
All stations on this route will be elevated. Services on this line will start with three-car coaches and will eventually expand to six-car trains. This route will have 15 rakes, as per DPR.
Thousands of residents from Kalyan-Dombivli, Ulhasnagar, Ambernath, Badlapur Thane, Navi Mumbai, and Panvel will benefit from the line once it is operational.
The under-construction Navi Mumbai international airport will become operational in 2024 according to Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Metro Line-5 from Thane to Bhiwandi to Kalyan is 24.90-km-long elevated corridor with 15 stations.
It will provide interconnectivity among the ongoing Metro Line 4 (Wadala to Kasarvadavli), the proposed Metro Line 12 (Kalyan to Taloja) and the existing Central Railway.
The stations on Ghodbunder Road that make up the first phase of Metro Line-5 are Kapurbawdi (an integrated station for Metro 4 and 5), Balkum Naka, Kasheli, Kalher, Purna, Anjurphata, and Dhamankar Naka (Bhiwandi).
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