In a big relief to rail commuters in Mumbai, the Railways will throw open phase I of the 12.4-km Nerul-Belapur-Seawoods-Kharkopar suburban railway line on Sunday. The work on the remaining 14.3-km stretch from Kharkopar to Uran is under progress and is likely to be completed by 2020, an official said.
The new line between Nerul-Belapur-Kharkopar will augment the Harbour rail network that will allow expansion of suburban local trains till Raigad district.
The official said that the new Nerul-Belapur-Seawoods-Kharkopar line would be inaugurated by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday. Read more