Metro-II to connect Western and Central suburbs

Mumbai April 18, 2011: The ambitious project of Metro Line – II would be the first mass transit project in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region which would directly connect different suburban parts – Western suburbs and Central suburbs. The proposed line for the Metro II would cover Charkop (situated at North-West), Bandra (situated at West and towards Central suburbs) up to Mankhurd.
Mr Rahul Asthana, Metropolitan Commissioner, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) said, “The objective of Metro rail is to connect the places which are not and cannot be connected directly through existing suburban railway system. Recently, the Mumbai Metro Transport Private Limited (MMTPL) has also achieved financial closure and paved way for the construction of the Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd Metro corridor. The Metro Line – II is very critical and apt for Metro’s objective as it would connect the far-off places which otherwise are too difficult to commute on.”
Moreover, integration with the existing suburban rail system near Bandra, Kurla and Mankhurd will create a perfect synergy for complimentary transit system in the MMR.
The 27 stations on this corridor are – Charkop, Malad (Metro ), Kasturi Park, Bangur Nagar, Oshiwara, Samarth Nagar, Shashtri Nagar, D. N. Nagar, ESIC Nagar, JVPD, Juhu, Vile Parle (Metro), Nanavati Hospital, Arya Samaj Chowk, Khar (Metro), National College, Bandra (Metro), MMRDA, Income Tax Office, Bharat Nagar, Complex Road, Kurla (Metro), S. G. Barve Marg, R. C. Marg, Shivaji Chowk, BSNL, Mankhurd (Metro).
The Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd Metro corridor is a Rs.8,250 crore project and is being implemented on public-private partnership basis.

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