Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan: From Underground Route To Travel Time, Here’s All About The New Metro Line

by Shreya Rathod
Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan: From Underground Route To Travel Time, Here’s All About The New Metro Line

The local trains in Mumbai were a preferred choice of Mumbaikars to travel in the city. However, now the city has a new rapid transit system — the Mumbai Metro. The purpose of the network is to ease city traffic congestion while assisting the overstretched Mumbai Suburban Railway system. It is being constructed for over 15 years in three parts, with an anticipated completion date of October 2026. And there is a new metro line being constructed that will facilitate smooth transit. Here’s everything you need to know about the Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro line.

Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro Line In Mumbai

Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan metro line
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Many sites across the city are seeing rapid progress in the Mumbai Metro-5 project. The 3 kilometre line connecting Dhamankar Naka and Temghar has been given authority to become an underground route by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). The intended path was to be elevated. However, this is an important step that would aid in the Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro corridor’s efficient construction.

The elevated line would have had an impact on several businesses along the route as well as residents. The rain tunnel will stop any such displacement, though. It will aid MMRDA in beginning construction on Phase 2 between Bhiwandi and Kalyan.

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Important Highlights Of The Metro

Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan metro line
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The Metro Line 5 is a substantial 25-kilometre line with 15 stations. The entire section was envisioned as an elevated link, as per the original proposal. This route will connect Metro Route 4 (Wadala to Kasarvadavli) and the anticipated Metro Line 12 (Kalyan to Taloja).

Additionally, it will be connected to the Central Railway system. The stations that have been suggested are Balkum Naka, Anjurphata, Kalher, Purna, Kasheli, Bhiwandi, Gopal Nagar, Dhamankar Naka, Temghar, Rajnouli, Lal Chowki, Gove Gaon, Kon Gaon, Kalyan Station, and Kalyan APMC. It might shorten travel time by as much as 75% from what it is now.

In June 2014, India’s financial capital received its first metro. Mumbai welcomed its two new metro routes 2A and 7, which are now completely operating, after over 8 years. The new metro lines 2A and 7 were inaugurated on April 2, 2022.

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In addition, nine other metro lines in the city are currently being built.

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