There is a good news for the people staying in the neighbouring Thane district as in coming years you would be able to travel home in a metro from Wadala to Kasarvadavli in Thane via Ghatkopar. Chief Minister and Chairman, MMRDA, Devendra Fadnavis, during the 140th Authority meeting – held on Friday accorded approval to Wadala-Ghatkopar-Thane-Kasarvadavali Metro Line.
The Authority approved Detailed Project Report (DPR) prepared by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the 32-km Wadala-Ghatkopar-Thane-Kasarvadavali Metro-4 corridor with a completion cost of Rs.14,549/- crore.
In a press release issued to the media it has been stated that " With an aim to complete the project by 2021, the Authority has now recommended the project to the state government for final approval. This project will help connecting Thane area with the city of Mumbai with a modern public transport system and will have a huge impact on the development and areas around the corridor."
Box about stations
The 32 station on the route are as 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, Kasarvadavali – with 30-Hectare car deport at Owale.
While the authority recommended MMRDA as the special Planning Authority for the Metro-4 corridor, it also recommended the project to be recognized as 'Public Interest Project' and "Vital Urban Transport Project".