The Mumbai metro network has been in the works for quite some time. A portion of the network is functioning, and thousands of people use it every day. The rest of the network, on the other hand, is still in the works. According to the most recent metro network updates, two of the stations that were originally planned for Line 4, which is now under construction, have been cancelled.
According to a recent internet report, the Mumbai metro’s line 4, Wadala-Ghatkopar-Thane, would have to delete two stations that could have been part of the line. Suman Nagar, together with Amar Mahal, are the names of these two stations. The two stations were decommissioned by the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) for a variety of reasons.
The first is a cost-cutting strategy. Building these two stations will undoubtedly consume funds that may be better spent elsewhere. As a result, not building the two stations was considered a better option in order to save money. The second important cause of the stations’ non-construction is a shortage of area in their respective localities.
According to a source referenced in the publication, the Amar Mahal station did not appear practical because the area already has many high-tension wire towers and flyovers. It was impossible to obtain enough land to erect a whole station. As a result, it was decided that the Amar Mahal station would not be built.
This narrative goes on to say that Suman Nagar was dropped to save money on the construction of a station. It would have been near the intersection of the Sion-Trombay Road and the Eastern Express Highway, or EEH. The choice was made during an event on Tuesday, December 12, 2023. Eknath Shinde, the state’s Chief Minister, presided over the gathering.
Furthermore, because the Suman Nagar station is no longer being constructed, the Siddharth Colony station, which was supposed to come after it, will be shifted so that it is connected with the EEH station of Metro Line 2B. The total number of stations on Line 4 is now thirty.