Maharashtra cabinet approves two new Metro lines in Mumbai

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The state cabinet of Maharashtra has approved the construction of Metro line 2B and Metro line 4, with the former estimated to cost Rs 10,986 crore while the latter is projected to cost Rs 14,459 crore.

Metro 2B has been proposed from DN Nagar, in Andheri West, to Mandala in the eastern suburbs. The 23.5-km long corridor will have 22 stations and interchanges will be available with the Metro 1 at DN Nagar, the suburban rail network at Bandra, Metro 3 at ITO junction and both suburban rail and Metro 4 at Kurla East.

The Metro 4 line has been planned from Wadala to Kasarwadavli, a distance of 32.32 km, which will have 32 stations and connect Mumbai to Thane. Interchanges will be available at Wadala with the Monorail, at Kurla EEH with Metro 2B and at Kapurbawdi with Metro 5.

The proposed corridors will have trains with six-coach, carrying approximately 1,800 commuters per trip.

Both the lines are targeted to be operational by 2021-22, however, as per sources, the detailed project report (DPR) for Metro 2B is not ready, although the one for Metro 4 has been prepared.