Thane, 23rd December 2022: Metro Route 5 (Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan) is making fast progress. The first phase of the route, running from Thane to Bhiwandi is 12.7 km long and will have a total of six stations. The government states that 70% of the total work for this phase has been completed.
There is a 550 meters long bay at Kalsheli along the route. The government plans to build a bridge across the bay, supported by segmental box girders. The bridge will have a total of 13 spans, of which 8 have been fully completed. Each of these spans will be about 42 meters in length.
The first phase of Metro Route 5 will improve the connectivity between Thane and Bhiwandi and will provide citizens with a new and eco-friendly mode of transportation. It will also help reduce the burden on public transport systems like local trains, BEST, or TMT bus services. Once operational, this route will save approximately twenty minutes in travel time.
“The site for the centralized depot at Kasheli for Metro Route 5 has been identified and the land acquisition and tendering process is in progress. Special steel girder spans for the railway over the bridge will be installed at Anjurphata on this route, the work of which will start soon”, said the Metropolitan Commissioner SVR Srinivas.