In a bid to decongest the densely crowded Thane station and provide direct connectivity to trans-harbour commuters, the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) has proposed an additional corridor between Airoli and Kalwa Parsik hill.
The proposed elevated additional corridor will connect Airol to the 5th and 6th line corridor that is currently under construction via Kalwa Parsik hill The Rs300-crore proposal is part of the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP) III project and has been sent to the state government for sanction.
“Currently, lots of people commuting on the trans-harbour line travel via Thane to reach Panve or Kalyan. If sanctioned, the project could provide huge relief to commuters and also help in decongesting Thane station,” said Rakesh Saxena, managing director, MRVC.
The Wilbur Smith Associates surveys report has rated Thane as the most crowded station with 6.53 lakh passengers daily.
“The Airoli-Kalwa Parsik hill additiona corridor should be fast-tracked considering the direct connectivity it would give to commuters After the state’s approval, the detailed report of the project would be sent to the railway ministry for sanction,” said Saxena