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Kalyan-Badlapur Rail Expansion Project Gets Forest Department Clearance

The completion of the additional two lines will boost train operations in the Kalyan-Badlapur segment.

Kalyan-Badlapur Rail Expansion Project Gets Forest Department Clearance
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The Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) on Wednesday, November 29, received the green signal from the forest department to start construction on the third and fourth railway lines connecting Kalyan and Badlapur.

This project will cost an estimated INR 1553.87 crore. The expansion will increase efficiency and connectivity in the region. 

Moreover, the completion of the additional two lines will boost train operations in the Kalyan-Badlapur segment.

The MRVC has successfully secured Stage-I clearance to start working on 2572 square metres of forest land. According to reports, the project has already made a physical progress of 10%. It is targeted to be completed by December 2026.

The project has also made strides with the approval of general designs for stations at Ambernath, Badlapur, Chikhloli, Ulhasnagar, and Vithalwadi. The Central Railway (CR) has given approval to the General Arrangement Drawings (GADs) for the five ROBs (Road Over Bridges) and the design of four ROBs.

MRVC is serving as both the agency for implementation and execution. It has the task of acquiring land across ten villages. The land will be on forest, public, and private lands. All communities have completed their joint measures and finalisations. So far, a significant amount of government and private land has been acquired. 

The project also involves multiple phases of the tendering process for components such as earthworks, bridges, and FOBs (foot over bridges). This diverse approach to rail expansion underscores MRVC's efforts to enhance the railway.

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