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Nerul–Uran line (Mumbai Suburban Railway)

The Nerul - Uran line is a newly opened railway line in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra India. It was inaugurated on 11th of November 2018. Daily services started from 12th of November 2018.

Indian Railways Suburban Railway Logo.svg Nerul-Uran line
Overview
TypeSuburban rail
SystemMumbai Suburban Railway
LocaleNavi Mumbai, Maharashtra
TerminiNerul
Uran
Stations10
Operation
OwnerCIDCO
Operator(s)Central Railway (CR)
CharacterAt Grade
Technical
Line length27 km
Track gauge1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) Broad gauge
Nerul–Uran line
Nerul
Seawoods-Darave
Targhar
Bamandongri
Kharkopar
Phase 1
Phase 2
Gavan
Ranjanpada
Nhava Sheva
Dronagiri
Uran City

The City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra (CIDCO) was appointed as a New Town Development Authority in 1970. Government acquired the land from 95 villages and handed over to CIDCO for development of towns. To decongest the mother city, Mumbai, CIDCO developed 14 nodes in Navi Mumbai. The development of Navi Mumbai International Airport and 6 railway corridors in Navi Mumbai were meant for increasing connectivity between the towns, nodes and mega establishments. The major features of the rail corridor are direct access from residential to railway station by foot, convenient interchange facility from one corridor to another, double discharge platforms at every station, easy to follow routes and comfortable and pleasant journeys form the key features of the commuter railway system in Navi Mumbai. The proposed Nerul / Belapur – Uran railway line will help to accelerate the growth of Navi Mumbai by providing direct access between Uran town, Jawaharlal Nehru Port, and the Newly developed areas of Mumbai. The Railway line will cater to the passenger traffic demands generated by Jawaharlal Nehru Port, port based industries, ONGC, Defence establishment at Uran and other residential, industrial, and warehousing complexes in Uran taluka.

HistoryEdit

The Nerul/Belapur-Uran Railway corridor is attached to the Mumbai CSMT-Panvel Harbour line (Mumbai Suburban Railway). The railway Project between Nerul and Belapur- Seawood-Uran was approved by Ministry of Railways and CIDCO Board. The work on the project began in July 1997. However, due to various unforeseen reasons, the work was delayed and hence stalled, until recently when the project was revived after the tripartite agreement between Railways, CIDCO and Govt. of Maharashtra was executed on 29.07.2011.[1][2][3]

The original estimate cost for the project was 495 crore in 1997, which escalated to 1,782 crore.[4] The cost is being shared by CIDCO and the Indian Railways (67:33).[5]

Construction on the Kharkopar, Bamandongri and Targhar stations began in the first week of March 2017. Previously, a station named Sagar Sangam was planned between Belapur and Targhar but was cancelled later.

Technical specificationsEdit

The total length of the corridor is 27 km and consists of 10 stations; 4 major bridges; 5 Road Over Bridges,15 Road under bridges, 1 track under bridge.[6] The 270 mt platforms for two Broad gauge (B.G.) tracks to cater 12-car electric multiple unit rakes with double discharge. The railway track structure shall comprise 60 kg/m I-class rails, laid on mono block prestressed concrete sleepers to 16660/Km sleeper density. The bridges will be built to Modified Broad gauge (MBG) standard of loading. Stone ballast 65mm gauge with ballast cushion of 300mm below the underside of sleepers will be provided. The 11 stations on the proposed railway line are Nerul, Seawoods, Targhar, Bamandongari, Kharkopar, Gavhan, Ranjanpada, Nhava-Sheva, Dronagiri and Uran. Provisions are made for one arm of the railway line to go to CBD Belapur station station. The project is to be completed in two phases Nerul/Belapur to Kharkopar and Kharkopar to Uran. The deadline for the first phase of the project till Kharkopar is October 2018. The corridor has been commissioned and was inaugurated on 11th November 2018 and is operational from 12th November 2018.

StationsEdit

Nerul-Uran railway
# Station Name Station Code Connections
English Marathi
1 Nerul नेरूळ NU Harbour line/Trans Harbour line
2 Seawoods-Darave/CBD Belapur सीवूड्स-दरावे/सी.बी.डी. बेलापूर SWDV/BR Harbour line/Trans Harbour line
3 Targhar तरघर None
4 Bamandongri बामणडोंगरी None
5 Kharkopar खारकोपर KR None
6 Gavhan गव्हाण None
7 Ranjanpada रांजणपाडा None
8 Nhava Sheva न्हावा-शेवा None
9 Dronagiri द्रोणागिरी None
10 Uran City उरण None
† - when travelling from/to Nerul
‡ - when travelling from/to Belapur

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.railnews.co.in/railways-and-cidco-jointly-to-fast-track-seawoods-uran-railway-link/
  2. ^ "Seawoods-Uran line: Dec deadline set". dna. 16 March 2017. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Mumbai: First phase of Neral-Uran line completed, train services may start by July 2017l". www.freepressjournal.in. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Phase 2 of Nerul-Uran corridor could be completed by 2018". mid-day. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Uran rail link project faces green hurdle - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  6. ^ https://cidco.maharashtra.gov.in/NM_Railway_Infrastuture.aspx

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