The MMRDA on Friday approved the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the Wadala-Ghatkopar-Kasarvadavli Metro and gave a green light to the project.
The approval was given during the MMRDA’s 140th authority meeting which was presided over by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is also the chairman of the MMRDA. The DPR for the 32-km line was prepared by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation which is to be built at a cost of Rs 14,549 crore.
The MMRDA hopes to complete the project by 2021 and has sent the project to the state government for its final approval.
The Metro will have 32 stops and snake through Bhakti Park Metro, Wadala TT, Anik Nagar Bus Depot, Suman Nagar, Siddharth Colony, Amar Mahal Junction, Garodia Nagar, Pant Nagar, Laxmi Nagar, Shreyas Cinema, Godrej Company, Vikhroli Metro, Surya Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, Naval Housing, Bhandup Mahapalika, Bhandup Metro, Shangrila, Sonapur, Mulund Fire Station, Mulund Naka, Teen Haath Naka (Thane), RTO Thane, Mahapalika Marg, Cadbury Junction, Majiwada, Kapurbawdi, Manpada, Tikuji-ni-wadi, Dongri Pada, Vijay Garden, Kasarvadavli.
A 30-hectare car depot will be set up at Owale.
This project will connect the Thane area with the city of Mumbai. While the authority recommended MMRDA as the special planning authority for the Metro-4 corridor, it also recommended the project to be recognised as “public interest project” and “vital urban transport project”.