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Mangrove land of 1 hectare was diverted for Metro 4

One hectare of forest land in Sewri has been diverted by the state forest department of Mumbai for the Metro 4 project, which would connect Thane and Wadala. The site will be utilized to build a station and Metro piers, with completion scheduled for 2024.

For the Metro 4 project, which connects Wadala and Thane, the state forest department has diverted over one acre of forest land in Sewri. The state cabinet had approved land for the Thane vehicle garage earlier this year. The land that was diverted will be utilized to build the Bhakti Park Station and Metro piers for Mumbai Metro Line 4, which will link Wadala and Kasarvadavli. The deadline of 2024 has been set by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).

According to a government resolution (GR) released on Wednesday, the state forest department would receive the 0.1236 hectares of land that were suggested for the approach road during the construction phase.

According to the GR, if the number of mangrove trees that need to be taken down grows while the project is being implemented, the user agency would need to get prior approval from the Central Government and High Court.

Later, Metro 4 on the southern side will be renamed Metro 11 and extended from Wadala to the General Post Office in South Mumbai. This metro will have eight underground stations. The Metro, which will now be known as Metro 4 A, will also be expanded from Kasarvadavali to Gaikmukh. There are 32 stations along the elevated 32.32 km Metro Line 4 line that runs from Wadala to Kasarvadavali.

The proposed Metro Lines 5 (Thane to Kalyan), 6 (Swami Samarth Nagar to Vikhroli), and 8 (Wadala to General Post Office) will be connected to the current Eastern Express Roadway, Central Railway, Monorail, and the operating Metro Line 2B (D N Nagar to Mandale).

The present travel time will be shortened by 50–75%, depending on the state of the road.

Source- Hindustan times

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