Badlapur, Navi Mumbai to get metro services

MMRDA will submit a detailed report on the proposed metro projects before the cabinet for final approval

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Maharashtra government cleared two new metro projects for Badlapur and Navi Mumbai, keeping in mind the increasing population in the area. The population in these areas is on a hike because of the low budget houses there. 

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has proposed two new metro corridors. The first metro line proposed will go till Kanjurmarg from Badlapur covering 45 kilometres distance. The second proposed metro corridor will cover 33.15 km from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport to Navi Mumbai Airport. 

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday cleared the same during a meeting at Mantralaya with the concerned authorities. 

The authorities will submit a detailed report on the proposed projects in the cabinet meeting for final approval. According to MMRDA, almost 10 lakh commuters will travel daily from the Badlapur-Kanjur Marg metro line from 2041.

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Moreover, Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar informed that the metro network in Mumbai will be extended from the existing 11.4 km to 276 km. MMRDA has been given permission to construct the same, added Mungantiwar.

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