Another Metro Added to Mumbai's Amazing Metro Infra

On Sunday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde inaugurated the foundation laying for Metro Line 12, a significant infrastructure development connecting Kalyan with Taloja in Navi Mumbai. This extension is part of the larger Metro Line-5 project (Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan) and aims to enhance connectivity within the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). The new line comprises a fully elevated structure, encompassing 22.173 km with a total of 19 stations. The estimated project cost is Rs 5,865 crore, and it is projected to be completed by the end of 2027, according to an official release.

Chief Minister Shinde emphasized the considerable benefits that Metro Line 12 will bring to the residents of MMR, emphasizing the shorter and more convenient travel options it will offer between Kalyan, Taloja, south Mumbai, Thane, Mira-Bhayender, and Virar. He stated that the travel time between Kalyan and Taloja is expected to be reduced by 45 minutes once the Metro Line 12 becomes operational. Additionally, Shinde highlighted the strategic integration of Metro Line 12 with Navi Mumbai, foreseeing a new wave of development in the surrounding regions and anticipating growth in businesses.

Expressing optimism about the positive impact on traffic congestion, Chief Minister Shinde articulated the expectation of reduced fuel consumption and pollution. He recognized Maharashtra's significant strides in infrastructure development and economic growth, with the Mumbai Metropolitan Region playing a vital role in this progress. Commending the consistent expansion of the Metro network by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), he affirmed their commitment to sustainable urban development in and around the MMR.

In addition to his involvement in the Metro Line 12 project, Chief Minister Shinde attended a function where the ground-breaking ceremony for the Rs 150 crore Ambernath Shiv Mandir Area Development project was performed in Thane district. During this event, he reiterated the importance of spiritual and religious establishments while emphasizing the state government's prioritization of development.