- The Mumbai metro-5 corridor that would run on Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan route would be 24.9 km long and would cost Rs 8,416. It will have seven stations.
- The Mumbai metro-5 is expected to carry around 2.29 lakh commuters daily in 2021 and the entire system has been designed for six-coach trains.
- The second Mumbai project, a 10.3 km elevated Dahisar-Mira Bhayander metro-9 corridor, would comprise eight stations.
- Metro-9 is expected to be completed by 2022, and the cost of the project is estimated at Rs 6,607 crore.
- The two Mumbai projects are being executed by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).
- The Mumbai metro-9 will be integrated with metro-7 (Dahisar to Andheri) and metro-2A (Dahisar and DN Road) and the Rs 3,600-crore Gaimukh-Shivaji Chowk (Mira Road) metro-10.
- Currently, the Mira-Bhayander suburbs are connected to Mumbai via the suburban railways and after metro-9 corridor is built, commuters will be able to take metro up to Mira-Bhayander from south Mumbai.
- NCP leader and legislator Jitendra Awhad said the Centre is showing undue haste for the project keeping an eye on the 2019 polls. He said Metro-5 corridor should have been on the Kalwa-Mumbra-Shil Phata route instead.
- The Pune metro project is being implemented by the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority on a public-private partnership basis.
- The 23-km long third metro line in Pune between Hinjewadi and Shivajinagar will connect the busy information technology (IT) part with Shivajinagar and will cost Rs 8,313-crore.
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