The Maharashtra cabinet, on December 27, 2018, gave its nod for the Rs 949-crore Kasarvadavali-Gaikmukh Metro route (Metro 4A), which will cut the travel time between south Mumbai and neighbouring Thane city. The cabinet also allowed the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to raise funds from domestic, as well as international financial institutions, for the project, an official in the chief minister’s office said.
Line 4A set to ease connectivity
The Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the extension of Metro 4A route had been approved earlier this year (2018) at a meeting of the MMRDA. (Former) Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was 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 the 32-km-long Wadala-Ghatkopar-Mulund-Thane-Kasarvadavali corridor, which has already been approved. The project will benefit 8.7 lakh commuters and is expected to be completed by March 2022, officials said.
Mumbai metro routes under construction
Mumbai metro has benefitted the city largely. In an attempt to enhance the connectivity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated work on the Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan (Metro 5) and Dahisar-Mira Bhayander (Metro 9) routes. At present, work on several metro corridors is underway across the megapolis, including the following.
- 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 Samarth Nagar-Jogeshwari-Vikhroli (Metro-6).
What is the current status of Mumbai metro Line 4A?
The metro worth Rs 949 crore Kasarvadavali-Gaikmukh Metro-4A route is expected to be completed by March 2022. Work is in progress.
Who will benefit from Mumbai Metro Line 4A?
Line 4A of the Mumbai metro will be part of the 32-km-long Wadala-Ghatkopar-Mulund-Thane-Kasarvadavali corridor, which has already been approved. Initial estimates show that it will benefit 8.7 lakh commuters