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City may get new Ghatkopar-Mankhurd Metro

With even one Metro line yet to see the light of day and work on eight lines still to begin, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is already planning another one.

mumbai Updated: Jan 11, 2011 01:32 IST
Zeeshan Shaikh

With even one Metro line yet to see the light of day and work on eight lines still to begin, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is already planning another one.

MMRDA wants to construct a 7-km Metro line from Ghatkopar to Mankhurd to connect the under-construction Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar line with the Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd line, work on which is likely to begin later this year.

“The Canadian company Span Consultants will prepare a detailed project report for this corridor in the next four months,” MMRDA joint project director Dilip Kawathkar said.

The proposed alignment for the corridor is from Ghatkopar station (East), extending to Chembur-Mankhurd Link Road at Chheda Nagar junction near Eastern Express Highway, and will end at Mankhurd station.

“This Metro line will improve connectivity between the northern and eastern regions of Mumbai. Besides, the new Metro line will enable East-West connectivity from Versova to Mankhurd saving commuting time,” Kawathkar said.

MMRDA has constantly been altering its Metro plan ever since it was proposed.