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Construction : Web Exclusive | October 2017 | Source : CW-India

Mumbai Metro Line 5 and 6 get Cabinet clearance

The Maharashtra cabinet has approved the Mumbai Metro 5 corridor connecting Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan after a long wait. Expanding metro coverage in the city, the Metro-6 corridor of Swami Samarth Nagar-Jogeshwari-Kanjurmarg-Vikhroli corridor has also received approval. Metro Line-6 will become the second corridor connecting the Eastern and Western Suburbs of Mumbai after the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar line, which is currently operational. 

Both Metro-5 and 6 corridors are designed for six coach trains and pass through significant industrial and commercial regions. The Metro Line-6 will have a predicted 6.5 lakh passengers per day, as compared to 2.29 lakh for the Metro line 5. This is despite the fact that the Metro 6 corridor will be both cheaper and shorter in length.

As Sper reports, the estimated expenditure for the Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan corridor is expected to be around Rs 8,416 crore and will be completed by 2021. The line will have 17 stations including 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; covering a distance of 24 km.

The estimated expenditure for the Swami Samarth Nagar-Jogeshwari-Kanjurmarg-Vikhroli on the other hand will reportedly be around Rs 6,672 crore. It will cover a route of 14.5 km and 13 stations including Swami Samarth Nagar, Adarsh Nagar, Momin Nagar, JVLR, Shyam Nagar, Maha Kali Caves, SEEPZ village, Saki Vihar Road, Ram Baug, Powai Lake, IIT Powai, Kanjurmarg West and Vikhroli on the Eastern Express Highway.

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