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Mumbai: First phase of Neral-Uran line completed, train services may start by July 2017

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Mumbai: The work for the first phase of Nerul-Uran line has been completed . The train services till Khar Kopar is likely to be started from July, 2017.

According to a regional newspaper Lokmat, the CIDCO department stated that work was delayed due to problems faced in acquiring land and other reason. However, the work is now likely to be completed in the next one year.

The two railway projects between Panvel and Thane-Panvel-Mankhurd development has helped large number of people travelling towards to Navi Mumbai. CIDCO has remained a major contributor in these projects. The two major projects, CIDCO in July 1997 was proposed 27 km long railways route to Nerul-Uran. But due to problem projects remained on paper for a long while. Finally in June 2012, CIDCO succeeded began with the projects.


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The joint co-operation between CIDCO and Railways, they have a total 10 stations. The total project cost is Rs 1,782 crore. In the original proposal the cost was pegged at Rs 1,412 crore.

As per the project plan, a flyover will be constructed in four ways, with the biggest end going towards the Ulwe creek, for which work was already been completed. The line of Khar Kopar work station has also been completed.

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So, the rail services is likely to be started till July 2017 till Khar Kopar, CIDCO administration stated.

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