- Major Infrastructure Projects in vicinity
The upcoming infrastructure developmental projects in the region include Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, Navi Mumbai International Airport, Integrated Passenger Water Transport, and Seawood-Uran commuter rail link.
Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) Project: MTHL is a proposed six-lane dual carriageway road bridge connecting Sewri in Mumbai to Nhava in Navi Mumbai and would terminate at the north of Chirle village with an interchange to National Highway 4B on the mainland. This would effectively reduce the commute time from South Mumbai to Navi Mumbai to 30 minutes, enhancing the entire traffic and development dynamics of the region. MMRDA will execute the project on cash contract basis. and construction is expected to commence in 2016. (Read More at below link)
Navi Mumbai International Airport: CIDCO is the nodal agency for the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA). CIDCO is developing the NMIA Project with a capacity of 10 million passenger per annum (MPPA) in Phase-I and to handle about 60 MPPA by 2030, which would be the final phase. The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) in November, 2010 gave its approval for developing the Navi Mumbai airport which would be one of world's few "Greenfield" international state-of-art airports offering world class facilities to passengers and cargo aircrafts and airlines. The implementation of Navi Mumbai international airport project has been put on fast track, with commencement of ground activities scheduled for early 2016. (Read More at below link).
Integrated Passenger Water Transport : The state government has proposed a 23Km Integrated Passenger Water Transport system, which will facilitate the water transport from east coast of Mumbai to its satellite cities including Navi Mumbai. This will reduce the road traffic congestion by using the available water channels.
Navi Mumbai Metro Project: The Navi Mumbai metro project is being under taken by CIDCO and shall be fully owned by it. In Phase 1, the 11.1 km rail route shall connect Belapur and Pendhar (near Kalamboli SEZ) via Kharghar. Phase 1 of the project is under construction and is scheduled to be completed by 2017.
Phase 2 & Phase 3 of the metro project shall involve construction of the 10.55 - km metro between Pendhar and the proposed airport via Kalamboli, Panvel and Khandeshwar. Phase 2 & 3 are planned to commence construction early next year. On completion of Phase 1, 2 & 3 the metro shall strengthen rail connectivity of Kalamboli SEZ to NMIA and the rest of Navi Mumbai. (Read More at below link)
Sion – Panvel Expressway: The expansion of the existing bitumen road into a 10-lane concrete expressway (23 km Sion-Panvel Expressway) between BARC junction - Sion and Kalamboli junction, leading to the Mumbai-Pune Expressway with five flyovers, 13 pedestrain underpasses and 6 foot over bridges offers an excellent connectivity to the Kalamboli Node. The expressway is an extension of Mumbai-Pune Expressway and has service roads for entry and exit at various points, dedicated lanes for heavy and light vehicles and sub-way flyovers, wherever required. The expressway is operational now.
Seawood – Uran Commuter Rail Link: Seawood - Uran commuter rail link which is under construction is one such corridor which connects the hub of Navi Mumbai with Ulwe, Dronagiri and Uran. It is 22.50 Km long and caters to the daily commuting needs of Navi Mumbai SEZ, proposed Navi Mumbai Airport, JNPT etc. CIDCO has planned several stations along the route and as such Dronagiri node will be served by three railway stations and Ulwe node by two stations. This project is a joint venture between Central Railway and CIDCO. It is an approved project and presently construction is in progress. The bridges and Cross Drainage works are already constructed at some locations. The Phase I of the project (till Kharkopar) is expected to be completed by 2017 and Phase II by 2019 After commissioning the commuter line will facilitate commuters travelling from Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai to reach Ulwe, Dronagiri and Uran. (Read more at below link)