The planners expect a daily ridership of about 6 lakh by 2025 and an increase to 9 lakh by 2045.
MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: The state cabinet approved Rs 13,095 Croe Metro Rail Project to ease Thane city erratic traffic. Which will be implemented by the Maha Metro on behalf of the Thane Municipal Corporation.
The 29-km route will connect the congested areas of the old and new city, and will have two underground stations and rest will be elevated. The metro is part of a comprehensive mobility plan for Mumbai’s twin city. The Thane civic corporation approved it and sent it for Cabinet approval. The planners expect a daily ridership of about 6 lakh by 2025 and an increase to 9 lakh by 2045.
It will have 22 stations, The stations proposed for metro are: New Thane, Rayla Devi, Wagale Square, Lokmanya Nagar bus depot, Shivaji Nagar, Nilkanth Terminal, Gandhi Nagar, Ghanekar Theatre, Manpada (Ghodbunder road), Dongripada, Vijay Nagari, Waghbil, Water Front, Patlipada, Azadnagar bus station, Manoranjan Nagar, Kolshet, Balkum, Rabodi, Shivaji Chowk and Thane station.
The fare will be in tune with that of the Wadala-Kasarwadvali (Thane) metro.
Special status for Thane metro
The metro has been given a status of the essential public scheme and important urban project so that it isn’t stalled for approvals and financial assistance. The intracity 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