Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation meets the Railway Minister

VVMC MeetingThe Vasai-Virar Municipal Corporation (VVMC) reached out to the Railway Ministry to expedite key railway projects in Vasai-Mumbai: Virar and Palghar region. The VVMC also submitted a proposal to the Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu requesting immediate clearance.

Some of the requests include:

  • To start new trains from Vasai-Virar railway stations to the states of Goa, Karnataka and Kerala
  • Official halt of every express train at Vasai-Virar
  • Increase the frequency of local trains from Churchgate- Virar, Dadar- Virar, Andheri- Virar, Borivali- Virar, Churchgate- Dahanu/Bordi
  • To extend Dahanu local upto Bordi
  • Special reserved coach in all passengers, shuttles, MEMUs for local vegetable and milk vendors

Vasai-Virar is growing at a rapid pace. Facilities like better infrastructure, connectivity, better academia, social amenities, and women safety have led to a steady rise in the population. These requests from VVMC have been made keeping in mind the increased frequency of travel by Vasai-Virar residents to Mumbai, Gujarat, North India, and South India.

Other request for railway flyovers includes:

  • Naringi & Virat Nagar at Virar
  • Alkapuri and Central Park at Nalasopara
  • Umelman – Rajivali railway flyover at Vasai Road
  • A new flyover will be constructed near existing Sopara flyover
  • Creek Bridge: Tender process has been started which will be parallel to Naigaum-Bhayander Railway track