Mumbai Metro: Everything you need to know about Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Orange Line 5

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Mumbai Metro News: Phase 1 of the Thane-Kalyan line is being elevated.

Authorities have begun construction of the last section of the bridge over Kasheli Creek. It will be part of the bridge’s Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan line. The bridge hangs 15 meters above water and consists of 13 pillars. Work on the bridge started in May 2021. It is part of a 12,811 km segment of the Mumbai Metro line.

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Orange Line 5 connects Thane, Bhiwandi and Kalyan. The corridor is 24.9 kilometers long and has 17 stations. The total cost of the project is Rs 8416 crores.

Phase 1 of the Thane-Kalyan line is being increased. Phase 2 is still planned.

Thane, Bhiwandi and Kalyan are eastern suburbs of Mumbai and are residential hotspots.

List of stations on the Thane-Kalyan line: Kapurbawdi, Balkum Naka, Kasheli, Kalher, Purna, Anjur Phata, Dhamankar Naka, Bhiwandi, Gopal Nagar, Temghar, Rajnouli Village, Govegaon MIDC, Kongaon, Durgadi Fort, Sahajanand Chowk, Kalyan Railway Station.

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The line was approved by the MMRDA in 2016. A year later, the Maharashtra cabinet also nodded.

Part of the line is expected to be underground to avoid demolition of some structures. The line will provide connectivity to metro line 4 connecting Wadala to Kasarvadavli.

It will join the proposed Metro Line 12 between Kalyan and Taloja.

It will also provide connectivity to the already existing Central Railway.

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It will provide rail based access to the commercial, Govt. bodies and geographic landmarks in Thane, Bhiwandi and Kalayan.

The metro line shortens the travel time between these stations by 50-75 percent.