Elevated rail corridor proposed to cut travel time from south Mumbai to Navi Mumbai airport
Mumbaiites travelling from the business hub of south Mumbai may soon be able to reach the proposed Navi Mumbai airport faster by train than road. Thanks to a proposed elevated corridor between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Panvel, the journey to the new airport is expected to take an hour. Currently, it takes 90-120 minutes (depending on traffic) to cover the distance by road.
The Rs10,870.2-crore project will ensure a hassle-free travel as the railways will directly connect Seawoods railway station on harbour line to the Navi Mumbai airport. The 49-km elevated corridor, built by the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC), will pass through Palm Beach Road in Vashi, cross the Uran creek and take a diversion from Seawoods railway station for the new airport.