Date of Post: 26 Oct, 2017
Mumbai: The Maharashtra cabinet has approved the construction of two Metro corridors in the city on Tuesday which will make the commute in the city much smoother.
Boosting the city’s poor East-West connectivity and inter-connectivity in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).
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- The cabinet approved the Swami Samarth Nagar-Jogeshwari-Kanjurmarg (Metro-6) corridor the second connecting the city’s east and west, following the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor (Metro-1). Most Metro lines proposed run along the city’s north-south axis.
- With regards to roads, the city’s eastern and western suburbs are connected by the Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR), the Santacruz-Chembur Link Road (SCLR) and the Andheri-Ghatkopar Link Road.
- According to the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA), the Metro-6 will run along JVLR with 13 stations along the 14.5-km long route.
- The line will also have interchanges with the Metro-2A (Dahisar-DN Nagar), Metro-4 (Wadala-Kasarvadavali) and Metro-7 (Andheri East-Dahisar East).
- “Today, if a person has to travel from Lokhandwala to Vikhroli, he has to change lines at Dadar. The Metro-6 will provide hassle-free, single-line connectivity. This corridor has huge potential. We expect 6.5 lakh passengers in 2021,” said Pravin Darade, additional metropolitan commissioner, MMRDA.
- The cabinet also approved the Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan (Metro-5) corridor, which will be the first to connect growing urban centres in the MMR.
- The 24-km-long Metro line will have 17 stations, expected to cater to 2.29 lakh passengers by 2021.