Kalyan, Bhiwandi and Thane Metro rail projects to be approved soon


In a move that indicates the Maharashtra government’s intent to expand the metro rail services in Mumbai, detailed project reports for services between Kalyan, Bhiwandi and Thane are now ready and could be approved soon

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, has said that detailed project reports (DPRs) for metro rails in Kalyan, Bhiwandi and Thane, were ready and they would be approved soon.

He made the announcement after performing the ‘Bhoomi Pooja’, for two proposed bridges on the Ulhas river, between Durgadi Fort and Motagaon in Kalyan. He said that the government has made preparations, to extend the metro rail up to Kalyan, Bhiwandi and Dombivili.

Speaking at the function, Fadnavis made a reference to traffic woes in Kalyan and said that he also faced them, when he came to the city for electioneering, during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and assured that funds have been made available, for infrastructure development in Thane, Kalyan, Dombivili and Ambernath.

See also: Mumbai-Thane metro line to finally become a reality

The task to develop Kalyan-Dombivili as a smart city is to be undertaken by Oracle, a US-based computer technology firm, he said, adding that his government will give all the funds for the required projects. The chief minister said that an MoU would soon be signed with Oracle, for smart and safe development of Kalyan-Dombivili.

 

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