The Maharashtra cabinet, on March 5, 2019, cleared a 29-kilometre metro line for Thane, which will be implemented by the Maha Metro, on behalf of the Thane Municipal Corporation. A statement from the chief minister’s office said the project will take four years to be completed and will be built at a cost of Rs 13,095 crores. Of the 29 kms, 2.2 kms will be underground and the rest will be elevated, it added.
Guardian minister of Thane Eknath Shinde, said the cabinet has approved the proposal and it will help decongest the densely populated areas of the city. It will have 22 stations and is projected to have a daily ridership of 5.76 lakhs, once commissioned and its fares will range from Rs 17 to Rs 104, an official said. The metro will start from the New Thane metro station in the old city area and will connect to the Wadala-Kasarvadavli Metro at two places, namely the New Thane station and Dongripada. It will also have a link to the Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro Line 5 at Majiwada Junction.
“The roofs of the metro stations have ample space and can fit about 10 lakh solar panels, which will provide about 65 per cent of the network’s energy requirements,” the statement said. “The intra-city metro line is expected to not only help citizens travel to different ends of the city but also aid those travelling to the neighbouring cities through its inter-modal system,” the statement said.
Mumbai-Thane metro line to finally become a reality
Providing a boost to connectivity between Mumbai and its peripheral regions, Maharashtra’s chief minister has approved a 32-km metro line between Mumbai and Thane, which is expected to be completed by 2021
June 6, 2016: Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, on June 3, 2016, approved a 32-km metro line connecting Mumbai with adjoining Thane.
The 32-km Wadala-Ghatkopar-Thane-Kasarwadavali metro line is estimated to cost Rs 14,549 crore. The government expects to complete the project (Mumbai Metro Line 4), which will have 32 stations, by 2021.
After the commencement of services, the distance between Wadala (Mumbai) and Kasarwadavli (Thane) will be covered within 64 minutes.
The CM accorded approval to the project, during a meeting of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), an official statement said.
Fadnavis is the chairman of the MMRDA, which has undertaken a host of infrastructure projects, to improve traffic and transportations scenario in the financial capital and its surrounding areas.
The project will help connect Thane with Mumbai with a modern public transport system and have a huge impact on the development and areas around the corridor, the statement said.