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By Saurabh Katkurwar, Hindustan Times

Apart from Metro Three, there could be another metro corridor connecting south Mumbai with the rest of the city, if state authorities find it feasible.

Follow the Centre’s decision to develop 1,000 acres of Mumbai Port Trust land, the urban development body Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is contemplating extending the proposed Wadala-Thane-Kasarvadavali metro corridor to Colaba. The corridor will pass through Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) area.

“We are going to see what kind of development is proposed in the port land development plan. If we find there is scope for enough ridership, we will extend the metro corridor to Colaba,” said MMRDA commissioner UPS Madan.

As per the master plan for metros in Mumbai, a metro corridor was planned from Hutatma Chowk to Ghatkopar, which was supposed to pass through the port area. However, the plan was curtailed as the port area was not developed and thus wouldn’t be able to fetch many commuters.

But after the new central government decided to open up the port land for development recently, MMRDA revived its plans in order to see whether the metro could extend to south Mumbai. More info

 

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