Within one week, the Cabinet is expected to receive a proposal to get space for a car facility at Mogharpada in Thane for the key Metro Lines 4 and 4A, which link Central Mumbai and Thane.
The MMRDA opened a proposal before to find infrastructure companies for the building of the car depot. Proposals for the cars depot include 16 stabling lines for 32 six-car units and five inspection bay lines, which have been reduced from the earlier projected 41 hectares to 35 hectares.
This is an important news because the Mumbai Metro lines 4 (Wadala to Ghatkopar, Thane to Kasarvadavali), as well as 4A (Kasarvadavali to Gaimukh), are unable to become operationalized until the car depot is built. In order to accommodate the stabling lines, the control centre, the space for washing and the repair yard, the entire structure needs 35 hectares of land.
For travelers between Mumbai and Thane, the metro 4 and 4A project is necessary since it is intended to reduce traffic jams on the already overcrowded road and rail networks while also cutting the travel time connecting the two cities.
Project will be completed after agreement
The project will move closer to completion after the state government and residents of Mogharpada, off Ghodbunder Road, reach a mutually beneficial agreement.
Both metro lines have a total length of 35.20 km, with Metro 4 stretching 32.32 km and Metro 4A occupying 2.88 km. Originally aiming to operate a massive car depot in this area, MMRDA changed its plans as a result of difficulties in acquiring land.
Landlords will get compensation for the area
A proposal for compensating landlords will be presented to the state cabinet by the urban development department.
“At Mogharpada, we divided the populace into two categories: landowners and other people. The first will be refunded at a rate of 22.5%, while everyone else will be able to claim 12.5%,” according to a report.
According to sources, the state government along with the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) have followed the City and Industrial Development Corporation’s land acquisition approach, which means providing residents an area of the developed property back.
After the depot concern was resolved, MMRDA released bids for the sale of rakes. The lowest-priced bidder for the construction of the car depot was a joint venture between SEW Infrastructure and Vishwa Samudra Engineering, which offered a price of Rs905.77 crore.