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Dec 04 2016 (18:01)  Civic, railway officials visit Kalwa-Airoli elevated rail corridor site (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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NAVI MUMBAI: Officials from various railway and civic bodies and MMRDA along with Thane MP, Rajan Vichare inspected the site of the proposed 2-km long elevated rail corridor connecting Airoli with Kalwa on Saturday.
The Rs 428-crore project got the final nod from the Central cabinet committee on Wednesday.
The big-ticket infra project will help decongest the Trans-Harbour rail corridor between Thane and Navi Mumbai.
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survey was done as a run up to prime minister's proposed Mumbai visit on December 10, during which he will flag off the construction work," said Vichare.
A meeting was also convened at Airoli to discuss various modalities and coordination to be established among different government agencies."The project includes a new station at Digha, from where the elevated track will be laid to connect to Kalwa station," said a Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation Limited (MRVC) official.
Once completed, this rail link will cater to lakhs of commuters travelling between Navi Mumbai and various suburbs like Dombivli, Kalyan along the Central line, who now take a detour via Thane.
World Bank will be funding a major portion of the project at Rs 342 crore, whereas remaining Rs 86 crore will be shared by both Central and state governments on a 50:50 ratio.
The project is expected to be complete by 2019-20.
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