The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority is planning to construct 30 km Wadala –Thane kasarvadavli Metro rail.
The project which was earlier planned to be fully elevated is planned to construct partly underground.
MMRDA, very soon will approach Maharashtra government for its approval on constructing the stretch from Wadala to Kapurbawdi as an underground corridor, while the remaining part till Kasarvadavli will be built as an elevated corridor.Even, the feasibility report of RITES recommended that the stretch from Wadala- Kapurbawdi to be developed as an underground corridor, while remaining stretch to be fully elevated.
The previous planning of MMRDA was to construct the 30 km metro rail line fully elevated which would be running parallel to the Eastern Express Highway. Later, the authority decided to develop it along LBS Marg, to make it easily accessible for people. But the project was found to be unviable on the highly congested LBS Marg and it was decided to build the part of the project underground.
Above of all this MMRDA has also recognized the land near the highway and Owale in Kasarvadavli to construct the metro depots and the officials are also looking to approach the thane municipal corporation to ask for 10 per cent of the project cost as about 11 km of the 30 km corridor passes through Thane.
The estimated cost for the project is Rs 20,000-30,000 crore and will be constructed as the cash contract and for this the authority will seek financial aid from the international agencies