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).
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.
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