MMRDA Approves Mumbai Metro’s Line-5 and Line-6

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) headed by Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has approved (see press release) the implementation of 2 new elevated metro lines in the city. This includes the 24 km Line-5 between Thane – Bhiwandi – Kalyan and the 14.5 km Line-6 between Lokhandwala – Jogeshwari – Vikhroli – Kanjurmarg. The Detailed Project Report for both projects will now be placed before the state cabinet for the state government’s approval.

Line 5 (shown in Pink below) has been estimated to cost Rs. 8,416 crore and will consist of 17 stations at 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.

Line-6 (shown in Brown below) has been estimated to cost Rs. 6672 crore and will consist of 13 stations at Lokhandwala Complex, Adarsh Nagar, Momin Nagar, JVLR, Shyam Nagar, Maha Kali Caves, SEEPZ Village, Saki Vihar Road, Ram Baug, Powai Lake, IIT Powai, Kanjurmarg (W), Vikhroli-EEH. This line was originally planned to connect Jogeshwari with Kanjurmarg (11 km) on the JVLR, but has now been extended further west to the Lokhandwala Complex and further east to touch the Eastern Express Highway in Vikhroli (E).


Alignment of Line-5 (Pink) and Line-6 (Brown) – view Mumbai Metro map & information

A larger map can be viewed here.

The MMRDA hasn’t disclosed how they’ll fund these lines or provided a list of interested banks/organizations willing to provide a development loan, but optimistically expects civil work to start in 2018 once the state government’s approval comes in. Like lines 2 & 7, I believe they’ll first invite tenders and start civil work utilizing city & state funds, and then arrange for additional funds via a loan and utilize it towards the systems component such as rolling stock, signalling and telecommunications.

For more updates, check out the Mumbai section of the The Metro Rail Guy!


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27 Responses to "MMRDA Approves Mumbai Metro’s Line-5 and Line-6"

  1. Saahil P says:

    Map in the overview seems a bit wrong. Metro 7 won’t go all the way to Bandra East.

  2. Ankur says:

    Could you please provide compressive update on Mumbai Metro line 3.

  3. hitesh jain says:

    I heard abt that metro 6 will extend till mira-bhayander….is this true?

  4. Nishank shukla says:

    How many underground stations?

  5. Kamal says:

    are both lines elevated?

  6. Saurabh says:

    Please give updates about line-3 and corridor -7 works

    • TMRG says:

      Hi, geotechnical investigation on Line-3 has started at multiple places – see this new post.

      As for Line-7, contractors have setup their temporary site offices underneath the Magathane / Aarey flyovers. The stretch from Jogeshwari to Malad as well as the National Park flyover – Magathane flyover have been barricaded. I’m expect piling works to commence within a month.

  7. Siddhant Kumar says:

    How much time Will it take to complete the construction of the new houses in trilokpuri rehabilitation after which viaduct will be built on.

  8. Geo says:

    why not till Bhayandar
    this is so unfair

  9. Vaasudev says:

    More Lines on cards….refer links below.

    Though the ultimate crux of the matter will be when and how transparently these lines are timely delivered and commissioned for public use without any major cost overruns.!!

  10. Rabindranath Sahu says:

    Are there any plans to extend the Kalyan – Kapurbawdi metro till Thane station in future?

  11. Nikhil says:

    When Going to Start a Plan 5 on Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro?

    • TMRG says:

      Hi, I don’t expect construction to start before 2020. Before that, they need funds and the MH govt’s funds are all tied up elsewhere with 3 lines under construction (line 2A,3,7) and 2 in the pipeline (2B, 4).

    • Amit Kumar Shukla says:

      Well dear as much as I am concern about Metro-5, the govt will soon issue tenders, later on which the bidding process will start with the core discussion which will be going to be a part of this Metro-5 project. Well , govt stated that by 2018 govt will finish all the process of tender, bidding & later on civic work will start either from 2018 or from 2019 begining onwards, if really govt n authorities will not be gng to create any hurdles

  12. Nikhil says:

    Awaiting Reply???

  13. ankit says:

    is metro 5 underground?

  14. Vikas Lohia says:

    I think your Mumbai Metro-5 map is wrong. In recent approval, govt of Maharashtra changed previously approved route. Some of the stations previously approved stations are discarded. From Temghar, Metro will go directly to Anjurphata via different route and there might be one new intermediate station of Oswal Wadi. It was reported in local dailies but national media picked up previous route map.

  15. Jay Singh says:

    How much time will take to complete the project of metro line 5


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