Mumbai, February 11: Good news for the commuters of Harbour line residing in the Navi Mumbai. Local train services between Khar Kopar and Uran are most likely to start by the end of this year. Earlier, the train connectivity between Nerul and Uran began in November 2018.
With the first phase – between Nerul and Uran – receiving good response from the commuters, the railway officials are eager to complete the second phase quickly. The second phase, covering 27 kilometres, includes stations – Gavan, Ranjanpada, Nhava Sheva, Dronagiri and Uran – is expected to be operational by year-end. Ganeshotsva 2018: Special Local Trains To Run On Harbour Line To Clear Passenger Rush.
The second phase route work was pending for the last ten years, and due to this, the approximate cost of the project has gone up to Rs 1,782 crore from Rs 500 crore, reports the Maharashtra Times. The report says that both the Railways and the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) are making efforts to complete the project early than the expected deadline.
Informing more, the Railways PRO AK Singh said that seven flyovers had been constructed on the route and laying of tracks is underway. Singh said that the unfinished works like electrification would start after the other pending works.
The new railway line is expected to boost the connectivity to the up-coming new airport in Navi Mumbai and increasing residential projects in and around Ulwe and Uran.