Date of Post: 13 Dec, 2018
Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro-5 corridor on December 18. The 24km long Metro-5 corridor will have 17 stations. The metro corridor, which is estimated to cost Rs 8,416 crore, will connect Thane, Bhiwandi and Kalyan in the eastern suburbs.
- The 24-km long metro corridor is expected to carry around 2.29 lakh commuters daily in 2021 with the entire system designed for 6-coach trains.
- It will be totally an elevated corridor.
- The 17 Stations on the route are –
- Kalyan APMC
- Kalyan Station
- Sahajanand Chowk
- Durgadi Fort
- Kon Gaon
- Gove Gaon MIDC
- Rajnouli Village
- Gopal Nagar
- Dhamankar Naka
- Anjur Phata
- Balkumbh Naka
- The line was approved by the Maharashtra Cabinet on 24 October 2017.
Agency approved for operations and maintenance of Metro Lines-
- Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis recently approved setting up of Mumbai Metro Operation Corporation Ltd for the operations and maintenance of the Mumbai Metro rail.
- “The establishment of Mumbai Metro Operation Corporation Ltd. is another step forward as the State expects to throw open Andheri (East) to Dahisar (East) Metro-7 and Dahisar to DN Nagar Metro-2A corridors next year,” a release in MMRDA said.
- The Corporation will be an autonomous body and will deal with operation and maintenance of Metro Lines as also Monorail, it said.
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