The state might bring in a railway line for BKC commuters

According to Right to Information (RTI) activist Anil Galgali, the state government wants Indian Railways to think about including a railway line that will connect Bandra and Kurla

The state might bring in a railway line for BKC commuters

Soon, office goers in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) will be able to reach their destination by local train as the state government is pushing for a railway line connecting Bandra and Kurla.  

The state has requested the Indian Railways to include a line in the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP) and is expecting a feasibility study. Currently, in order to reach BKC, commuters rely on buses, autorickshaws, and cabs, as the closest railway stations are Bandra and Kurla.

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Initially, this plan had been included in Phase 3 of the World Bank-funded MUTP, but in 2011, the MMRDA issued a notification for deletion of the proposed Bandra-Kurla rail link, stating that Metro 2A and B, or the Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd Metro link had already been planned to provide east-west connectivity. 

Right to Information (RTI) Activist Anil Galgali, who is pressing for the Bandra-Kurla line said that suburban railway cannot be replaced by Metro rail as a local train would enable passengers to travel seamlessly without any interchange.  

Galgali who got an access to the letter with the help of RTI mentioned WR asking for the proposed line as commuters are likely to increase along this route. 

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