Virar Vasai will be Included to Build a Metro Rail Network in MMR. .
As per news Paper report Government is planning to build an extensive metro rail network in Mumbai back on track, the state government is set to shift its focus to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), which has struggled with poor transport systems for years.
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) will ask the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to update the metro master plan for a metro network across MMR, which includes cities such as Thane, Navi Mumbai, Bhiwandi, Kalyan-Dombivli, Mira-Bhayander, Ulhasnagar and Vasai-Virar besides Mumbai’s. The population of MMR, including Mumbai, is over two crore.
The past two decades have seen phenomenal commercial and residential development in these areas, but transport systems connecting them to each other and to Mumbai remain poor. The majority people who live in these cities travel to Mumbai for work and largely rely on overburdened suburban local trains.
There is also a plan to build a metro line along the proposed business corridor from Virar to Alibaug
Source News Paper .