On Wednesday, February 15, at a function in Kalyan, the chief minister of Maharashtra said that work on the Kalyan-Taloja metro would begin soon. On the second day of the promise, which is February 17, 2023, the CM said that Rs 1521 crore would be given to the project.
During the event, Shinde stated that the Kalyan-Taloja metro construction will begin soon. There are 17 stations along the Kalyan-Taloja metro’s rail lines.
The proposed 17 stations on this route are Ganesh Nagar, Pisavali Gaon, Golvali, Dombivli MIDC, Sagaon, Sonarpada, Manpada, Hedutne and Kolegaon, Nilje Gaon, Bale, Vaklan, Vadavali (Khurd), Turbhe, Pisarve Depot, Pisarve and Taloja.
Orange Line 12 (Extension), also known as the Kalyan-Dombivli-Taloja Line. The route will be entirely elevated, and the planned length of the line is 20.75 kilometres (12.89 miles).
It is anticipated that the construction will cost Rs 5,494 crores. It is an extension of Mumbai Metro Line 5. This line will connect Kalyan-Dombivali and Navi Mumbai areas.
After Metro line 5 was approved, CM Devendra Fadnavis met with MP Shrikant Shinde. Shinde suggested linking the Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan metro corridor with the Navi Mumbai lines to reach far-eastern suburbs like Dombivli, Badlapur, and Ambernath.
Dombivli, Badlapur, Ambernath, and Diva are experiencing rapid population growth as a result of the influx of middle-class residents seeking low-cost housing options.
The people living outside of Thane will feel a lot better due to this project.
The detailed project report (DPR) for Mumbai Metro Line 12 (Kalyan-Dombivli-Taloja), an extension of the Metro line 5 metro corridor, was approved by former CM Devendra Fadnavis on November 21, 2018.
“Tenders have been announced for the actual construction of the Kalyan-Taloja metro line and stations,” an MP from the Kalyan constituency stated. We will work hard to finish the work before the deadline, and the project’s foundation will be laid soon.
The DPR says that three-car coaches will be the first trains on this route, followed by six-car trains later. This route will have 15 rakes. By 2031, MMRD expects to see more than 2.6 lakh daily commuters and approximately 1.25 lakh passengers in the first year.
This corridor has been planned for the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) of the area, despite the fact that the Metro lines typically run through densely populated areas. The authorities hope that this metro line will spur development in the area and encourage residents to relocate from crowded parts of the city to this one.
This corridor’s goal is to clear congestion in Mumbai and accelerate development in the area.