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Thane: Rly starts laying new Airoli-Kalwa line with launching of bridge

Updated on: 25 January,2024 07:15 AM IST  |  Mumbai
Rajendra B. Aklekar | rajendra.aklekar@mid-day.com

The new corridor will directly connect Navi Mumbai to Kalwa and areas beyond it, thereby reducing crushing load on Thane junction

Thane: Rly starts laying new Airoli-Kalwa line with launching of bridge

The 45.7-metre span girder was launched across MIDC road on Tuesday night

Key Highlights

  1. Railways have started building a new suburban railway corridor between Airoli and Kalwa
  2. On Tuesday night, a bridge was put up and other miscellaneous works began
  3. The work has been divided into two phases

In a significant development, the railways have started building a new suburban railway corridor between Airoli and Kalwa, which will allow trans-harbour trains to bypass Thane, reducing a major load from the station. On Tuesday night, a bridge was put up and other miscellaneous works began.


“On Tuesday night, a 45.7-metre span open web steel girder (weighing 145 metric tonnes) was launched across MIDC road near Digha Gaon station for the Airoli-Kalwa project of MUTP-III,” said Sunil Udasi, chief spokesperson of Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation.



The work has been divided into two phases. Phase-I included work on Digha Gaon station, which has been completed, while Phase 2 includes work on the corridor. Other completed works, apart from the station, include bridge no. 36/4 and 36/5 and last night’s work of erection of the 45.7-metre span girder.


The tentative original cost of the railway line is estimated at Rs 476 crore. The new line will run on an elevated section after Digha station and will pass through parts of Kalwa.

The elevated link will enable direct trains from Vashi-Belapur towards Kalyan. The rail flyover has been planned with a ballastless track and the construction of an elevated Kalwa station including platforms, booking office, connected foot under bridges, staircases and related works.

This direct line connecting Airoli and Kalwa would not only decongest Thane junction but also decrease travel time for passengers commuting from Navi Mumbai to Kalwa and beyond. As of today, no direct rail connection exists between Kalwa and Airoli. Passengers have to take a connecting train at Thane station.

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Rs 476cr
Tentative cost of the Airoli-Kalwa line

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