In a recent development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid down the foundation stone of three new metro lines in Mumbai. The metro corridors namely-Line 10, Line 11, and Line 12 will be connecting the Metropolitan regions and city centers. It will not only smoothen up the connectivity but will also reduce travelling time between major areas.
According to the government officials, the cabinet has given their approval on the same on July 23, 2019. The deadline to complete all the three lines will be 2026 and the work will be executed by MMRDA.
Mumbai Metro Line-10
Line 10 of the Mumbai Metro is also known as Gaimukh-Shivaji Chowk corridor. This line will run parallelly to Thane – Bhayandar Highway and will join later with the Line 9 of the Mumbai Metro. The 9.2 km route will have 4 elevated stations in the Mira Road area. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 4,476 crores and the expected deadline is March 2022.
Mumbai Metro Line-11
The Wadala-CST corridor or Line 11 of the Mumbai Metro will be 12.7 km long. Once operational, it will connect the Southern Mumbai region to central suburbs. Of the total stretch, around 8.7 km will be underground, while rest will be elevated.
Mumbai Metro Line-12
Mumbai Metro Line-12 or the Kalyan-Dombivali-Taloja corridor will be an extension to the line 5 of the Mumbai Metro. This completely elevated route will be 20.7 km long and will have a total of 17 stations. The estimated cost of the project is 5865 crores and the expected timeline to complete the corridor is March 2024.