New Metro Line Between Badlapur And Kanjurmarg Is Coming Folks, To Be Called The Magenta Line

by Shreya Rathod
New Metro Line Between Badlapur And Kanjurmarg Is Coming Folks, To Be Called The Magenta Line

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and the Maharashtra government are seriously contemplating developing Mumbai Metro 14. It would relieve thousands of people of Ambernath-Badlapur-Mahape. Check the details for Mumbai Metro Magenta Line 14.

Mumbai Metro Magenta Line To Start Soon!

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The Magenta line will pass through the areas of Badlapur, Ambernath, Nilje, Shil Phata, Mahape, and Ghansoli before crossing Thane Creek to arrive at the Kanjurmarg boundaries of Greater Mumbai. There will be a total of 15 stations along the line, with 13 elevated, one underground, and one at grade. At this time, it is not ruled out that more stations may end up being proposed along the alignment.

Eknath Shinde, the Chief Minister, provided an update on the project during the current monsoon legislative assembly session. The Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) was chosen by the development authority a few weeks ago to conduct a peer assessment of the magenta line’s first comprehensive project report.

Sources claim that in order to determine the profitability of the project, the peer review will consider alignment possibilities, ridership estimates, expected project costs, fare structures, required land acquisition, financial internal rate of return and economic international rate of return.

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37.9 Kilometre Long Corridor

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The 37.9km long metro corridor should be built according to the detailed project report’s recommendation to use public-private partnerships (PPPs). According to the sources, before selecting whether to use the PPP model or have the project built while outsourcing Operations & Maintenance to a private operator, an economic feasibility analysis would be conducted.

This would be the second PPP metro line in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), the first being the financially troubled Mumbai Metro 1 of Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar. The proposals call for three interchanges: the Kanjurmarg Railway Station, the Metro 6 Swami Samarth Nagar-Jogeshwari Vikhroli-Kanjurmarg route, and the Metro 4 Wadala-Ghatkopar-Thane-Kasarvadavali route.

Additionally, it will go by important TOD nodes in Chikoli and other places. Peak Hour Peak Direction Traffic Demand is estimated to be 54,000 daily in 2041 with the auto depot proposed over a 20-hectare plot in Badlapur.

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6.30 lakh riders are anticipated in 2026, 6.50 lakh in 2031, and 7.50 lakh in 2041.

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