The suburban train line connecting Uran in Navi Mumbai with Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) which was long-delayed (since last year) is now finally anticipated to open around July 15.
The 26.7 km line was constructed during two stages. The project’s 12.4 km first phase, which connects Kharkopar and Nerul/Belapur, was opened to the public for commercial use in November 2018.
After some delay, construction on the final 14.3 km was begun and is presently anticipated to be finished. In fact, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to travel to Mumbai before the national government’s monsoon session, which will officially begin on July 20. As a result, the Railways is now thinking of opening this line around July 15.
The improvement of mobility between CSMT and Uran is the main goal of the construction of this corridor. Additionally, the Navi Mumbai International Airport is connected in a significant way by this project. The new line will practically cut in half the existing freight line’s approximate 95.10 km distance between CSMT and Uran.
Passengers can travel from CSMT to Uran in about an hour and 45 minutes once the final segment is operational. Five stations, two major bridges, 41 minor bridges, two roads under bridges, and four roads over bridges (ROB) will all be present in the Kharkopar–Uran segment.