MUMBAI: The Metro Line II (Dahisar-Charkop-Bandra-Mandala corridor) had been recommended for Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearance. The Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) in its 113th meeting approved the proposal subject to various conditions including no reclamation of coastal water bodies and ensuring the free flow of tidal water.
The entirely elevated corridor will go over the Dahisar river, the Poisar river, the Vanai river, Oshiwara river, Mithi river and Vakola nullah. In all 237 piers, 25 metres apart have been proposed for the project. Of these, 18 piers spread over 450 sq metres will be in CRZ I. The 219 piers in CRZ II are entirely on the median of existing roads.
The corridor which connects north-south and east-west suburban areas stretches 40 kms and is expected to ferry 21 lakh passengers daily by 2031. According to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), that is executing the project, the distance between Dahisar to Mankhurd will be covered in 80 minutes. It is estimated to cost Rs.17,396 crore.
The metro line will have two car depots one at Malwani (19.59 hectares) and the other at Mandala (22 hectares).
Credits ET Realty