Date of Post: 4 Jan, 2019
Mumbai: The worth Rs 949 crore Kasarvadavali-Gaikmukh Metro-4A route is expected to be completed by March 2022. The metro route will cut the travel time between south Mumbai and neighbouring Thane city. The Maharashtra cabinet, on Dec 27 2018, approved the Metro-4A route and also allowed the MMRDA to raise funds from domestic as well as international financial institutions for the metro project.
- The Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the extension of Metro-4A route had been approved earlier last year at a meeting of the MMRDA.
- Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is the chairman of the MMRDA, a planning body for the Mumbai region.
- The 2.7-km extension will ensure that the entire Ghodbunder Road in Thane city is connected by Metro.
- It will be part of 32-km long Wadala-Ghatkopar-Mulund-Thane Kasarvadavali corridor which had already been approved.
- The project will benefit 8.7 lakh commuters.
- Earlier in December last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated work on Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan (Metro 5) and Dahisar-Mira Bhayander (Metro 9) routes.
- Currently, work on several metro corridors is underway across the megapolis, including-
- Dahisar-DN Nagar (Metro-2A)
- DN Nagar-Mankhurd (Metro-2B)
- Andheri (East)- Dahisar (Metro-7)
- Colaba-Bandra-Seepz (Metro-3)
- Elevated Wadala-Kasarvadavali (Metro-4)
- Swami Samarthnagar-Jogeshwari-Vikhroli (Metro-6)
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