Thane; Leading News Service: The Digha railway station adjacent to Thane city will soon open for passengers. This station will be inaugurated in next 10 days. This railway station has been constructed by spending 200 crore rupees, and Thane city will also benefit greatly from Digha railway station. Along with this, the stalled Uran local is starting in the next 10 days. This will accelerate the expansion of Greater Mumbai.
Digha railway station on the Transharbor route is one of the ambitious projects of the Railways. Belapur, Khar-Kokan, Konkan-Uran railway services are starting. Digha’s public offering on April 6 was postponed. It will happen now in next 10 days. This station is beneficial for residents of Vitawa, Digha. The first phase of Airoli-Kalwa Elevated Corridor is Digha Station. Mumbai Rail Development Corporation has started this phase. After this station is opened, all local trains will stop here. The work of this station has been done by spending Rs.200 crores. This station will benefit 25 percent of Thane city.
This station was announced in 2014. In 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed Bhumi Puja of the station. But the project got delayed as the land acquisition was not done in time. The station has 2 platforms, its length is 270 meters and width is 12 meters. The station is equipped with a hoist, four sleds. After Digha, the second phase will be Kalawa Elevated Railway Station. 476 crores will be spent for this. This route will be connected to Digha station. Along with this, passengers coming from Kalyan, Ambernath, Badlapur will have the option of Kalwa and Digha to reach Navi Mumbai. This will reduce the congestion in Thane railway station. The development of the new Kalwa-Airoli Upgradation Project in MUTP III has necessitated alternative accommodation for 700 outbreak victims. Steps are being taken for this too.
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