Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, while addressing the gathering after commissioning of the railway corridor at the Kharkopar railway station in Navi Mumbai said that in modern era transportation and mobility play key role in human settlement.
He said, in earlier days of civilisation, people would settle near rivers where they could easily get water, but now people start habitation at places which are equipped with means of transportation and mobility.
Fadnavis said large-scale investments are being made in Mumbai’s suburban railway network to enhance connectivity and improve passenger amenities.
He said the state government is also investing Rs 1 lakh crore in various metro projects that will also be integrated with suburban networks.
The CR will operate 40 services daily from Monday, of which 20 will run between Kharkopar and Nerul and the rest between Belapur and Kharkopar stations.
The 27km-long project is coming up at a cost of Rs 1,782 crore. The second phase, on which work is currently going on, will stretch from Kharkopar to Uran, a coastal town in Raigad district.