Belapur: The City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra (CIDCO) has approved the transfer of 919 sq m land at Digha village in Navi Mumbai to the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation for the Airoli-Kalwa elevated corridor project. Under the project, which is being handled by the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC), trains from Navi Mumbai will directly reach Kalwa station in Thane district.

CIDCO’s Vice Chairman and Managing Director Sanjay Mukherjee in a release on 16th Feb 2021 said the development of this project will ease pressure on the Thane railway station and commuters from Kalyan will be able to travel conveniently.

The decision was taken following a request by MRVC for transfer and possession of the land from CIDCO in 2018. The land shall be used only for the purpose of Airola-Kalwa elevated rail link and shall be subject to provisions of the Navi Mumbai Disposal of Lands (Amendment) Regulations, 2008, the release said.