PM Modi Lays Foundation Stone For Mumbai Metro Lines 10, 11 And 12
In a move to provide seamless connectivity in India's financial capital, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone for three metro routes— Line 10, Line 11 and Line 12. The new infrastructure is expected to bolster development in several areas across the MMR. The Maharashtra Cabinet had approved three more metro lines in Mumbai Metropolitan Region in July 2019. As part of this plan, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) will construct three new corridors.
Line 10: Spanning a total length of 9 kms, the elevated corridor will run between Gaimukh and Shivaji Chowk in Mira Road and is expected to be completed by March 2022. The DPR for the project was prepared by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in February last year. The route will be built parallel to the Thane-Bhayandar Highway, and will intersect the Line 9 at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. A cost of Rs 4,476 crore has been estimated for the project.
Line 11: Line 11 of Mumbai Metro will have a length of 11.4 kms, linking Wadala to the CST (Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus). Providing connectivity to south Mumbai areas, the corridor is an extension of Line 4, from Wadala to Kasarvadavali in Thane. The cost for this project is pegged at Rs 8,739 crores. There will be eight underground stations, the second underground route for the city after Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ corridor or Line 3 while two stations will be built on elevated track.
Line 12: Line 12 will extend over an elevated stretch of 20.75 kms, comprising of 17 stations starting from Kalyan and terminating at Taloja via Dombivali. It will be an extension of Line 5, also known as the Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan corridor and is scheduled for completion by March 2024.
It was in December 2018 when the Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for Metro 5 (Thane-Kalyan) and Metro 9 (Dahisar-Mira Bhayander) of the Mumbai Metro, along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.