MMRDA approves two more metro lines
The Authority headed by Chief Minister and Chairman, MMRDA,Devendra Fadnavis, during the meeting approved Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro-5 and Lokhandwala-Jogeshwari-Vikhroli-Kanjurmarg Metro-6 corridors. The 24-km long Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro-5 corridor will have 17 stations and cost Rs.8,416 crore. The 14.5-km long Lokhandwala-Jogeshwari-Vikhroli-Kanjurmarg Metro-6 corridor will have 13 stations and cost Rs.6,672 crore.
The 17 stations on the Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro-5 corridor are as 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, Kapurbawdi.
The 13 stations on the Lokhandwala-Jogeshwari-Vikhroli-Kanjurmarg Metro-6 corridor are 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.
Both these projects shall be placed before the State Cabinet for government approval.
Besides these metro projects, two more important projects were also approved by the Authority. In the first project Rs.194/- crore were approved to set up 500 wi-fi hotspots in the city of Mumbai. The on-ground work of identifying 500 wi-fi hotspots in the first phase in the city will be carried out by the Maharashtra Information and Technology Corporation under the aegis of the Directorate of Information and Technology.
The Authority also approved Rs.259 crore for the widening of the Rail Over Bridge at Kopri, Thane (East) for the improvement of chaotic traffic situation there. The existing 2+2-lane bridge will give way to a new 4+4-lane bridge with service roads.
The Chief Minister Fadnavis further launched the Logo conceptualized for Mumbai Metro Corridors which he described saying, “The Metro Logo is in two colours – Turquoise Blue and Dark Blue. The Turquoise Blue, according to colour psychology, has a refreshing and calming effect affording a sense of relaxation and represents efficiency and innovation. The Dark Blue spells out responsibility, honesty and strong moral principles. These two clearly describe our commitment while we present various Mumbai Metro Corridors to the city and its metropolitan region”.