Navi-Mumbai-Kalyan Metro Will Reduce Travel Time By 45 Minutes, Construction Of Orange Line 12 Commenced

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The construction work on the Navi Mumbai-Kalyan Metro link on Orange Line 12, Kalyan-Taloja, commenced on March 3. The foundation stone of construction of this project was laid by the hands of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde. This new Metro line is an extension of Mumbai Metro Orange Line-5 (Thane–Bhiwandi–Kalyan) up to Taloja (Navi Mumbai Metro). This extension will connect with connect to Navi Mumbai International Airport. Piling works started immediately after the work-inaugural ceremony.

The ceremony was also attended by Deputy Chief Ministers Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar. An official associated with this project said that Metro Orange Line 12 is one of several Metro Lines being carefully created across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region to supplement the Mumbai Metro’s extraordinary transit services. Metro Line 12 serves as an extension of Orange Line 5 from Kalyan, playing an important role in ensuring interconnectivity within the intricate and large Metro network. Metro Line 12 is a wholly elevated structure consisting of 19 elevated stations with a total length of approximately 22.173 kilometres. The estimated cost of this project is roughly INR 5,865 crore, which is expected to be finished by the end of 2027.

The official further added that the line would improve connection between Kalyan and Taloja. The creation of this Metro Line will result in shorter and more convenient commutes from Taloja to Kalyan, south Mumbai, Thane, Mira-Bhayendar, and Virar. Upon completion, the travel time from Kalyan to Taloja and vice versa will be significantly reduced by 45 minutes. Furthermore, Metro Line 12 would be integrated with Navi Mumbai, bringing connectivity between the Kalyan-Dombivli region and Navi Mumbai to unparalleled heights.

MMRDA stated, “We are working tirelessly to complete the proposed 337 km long, world’s largest Metro network and usher in a new era of connectivity.” Mumbai Metro has developed as a dependable and sustainable alternative form of transportation for the MMR’s people, and the new Metro Orange Line 12 will fulfil its promise of connectivity, safety, and comfort. Metro Line 12 would address the urgent need for connectivity between Kalyan and Taloja, contributing to a ridership of 2.62 lakh passengers by 2031-2032. I am very glad to report that the piling work has begun.”