The space constraint in Mumbai, could force the railways to either build an elevated rail line or elevate the existing road outside Malad station on the west for ensuring that the Harbour line is extended all the way till Borivli. The Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) has revived the old plan of extending the Harbour line further from Andheri to Borivli, which it had first proposed in 2007.
DNA had on November 30 reported on the proposed extension of Harbour line till Borivali – Railways plan to integrate big-ticket projects; elevated corridor may go.
By end of this month, the MRVC intends to extend the Harbour line till Goregaon, which will mean that people boarding trains from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) can now go till Goregaon. At present the authorities are working on the basic plan on how to extend the Harbour line till Borivli. “There is no land available at Malad and it is too congested on the west side as the station immediately opens up onto shops and the road,” said a MRVC official on condition of anonymity. Read More…
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