Mumbai Metro Phase 4 may cover entire Ghodbunder Road stretch in Thane

The Wadala-Ghatkopar-Thane-Kasarvadavali Metro Phase 4 is likely to cover the entire Ghodbunder Road stretch in Thane as the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is exploring the possibility of extending the route upto Gaimukh on Ghodbunder Road.

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The Wadala-Ghatkopar-Thane-Kasarvadavali Metro Phase 4 is likely to cover the entire Ghodbunder Road stretch in Thane as the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is exploring the possibility of extending the route upto Gaimukh on Ghodbunder Road.

The Ghodbunder Road stretch till Gaimukh — which is the border of Thane Municipal Corporation — has seen substantial growth in population in the last three to four years, and with that there are a lot of new residential and commercial projects.

The move, according to MMRDA officials, is aimed to provide better connectivity with Mumbai and development of the region. Officials said MMRDA will carry out a feasibility study to extend the corridor by about 6 km from Kasarvadavali to Gaimukh.

Last week senior officials of MMRDA surveyed the area and will formally appoint an agency to study the feasibility of the plan. “We visited the area last week and are considering extension of Metro-4 beyond Kasarvadavali. A feasibility study will be done first and then we’ll arrive at a final decision,” UPS Madan, metropolitan commissioner, MMRDA told HT.

Earlier, the MMRDA had explored the option of extending the corridor up to Hutatma Chowk in south Mumbai, but that was later put on the backburner. More info

By Swapnil Rawal Hindustan Times

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