Mumbaikars brace yourselves, as a part of upcoming Metro-6 corridor (Swami Samarth Nagar-Vikhroli) will be constructed at 38m — the height of a 12-storey building. This part of the Metro-6 corridor will be above three stretches at the Gandhinagar junction in Kanjurmarg.
According to the Hindustan Times, this elevated stretch will be the tallest among all upcoming Metro corridors in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). The other corridors are being built at an average of 16m from the ground. The corridor will be above the LBS Marg, Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR) and the upcoming Metro-4 (Wadala-Kasarvadavli) line. This line will be 20m above the ground. Both corridors will also have stations at the junction and be connected via a foot overbridge (FoB).
A senior official from MMRDA told the leading daily, “The biggest challenge will be to tackle the heavy traffic at both LBS Marg and the JVLR. We will also take extra safety precautions and work in tandem with the traffic police.” The MMRDA is planning to use escalators and elevators for the access of these stations. The MMRDA has already begun the work for both these corridors, while Metro-4 will provide connectivity to the neighbouring city of Thane, Metro-6 is planned to boost east-west connectivity in the city.