The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority is arranging a ropeway framework to coordinate direct network to Metro 2A line (from Dahisar West to Andheri West) for those living in Marve and Gorai towns. This mode of ethereal transport will be much quicker than ships which are as of now operational on that extend. Besides, the local people have restricted the development of a bridge between Borivali and Gorai as they fear that their protection will be compromised. They also feel that infrastructure like the bridge will pull in builders who will build high-rises.
Work on the Metro 2A line begun in 2016 and will be completed within another two years. MMRDA plans to associate Charkop metro station with Marve town and Mahavir Nagar metro station with Gorai pagoda and town. MMRDA Chief RA Rajeev said that around the world, ropeway frameworks are giving final-mile network to metros to extend on public-private association. An industrial house had proposed a ropeway framework from Borivali to Thane over Sanjay Gandhi National park but this was met with firm restriction from people and has been put in cold capacity. The Mumbai Port Trust is developing India’s longest ropeway, 8km long ropeway Sewree with Elephanta island.
According to the Mumbai Port, tourism will get a major boost with a 14-min ride by 30-seater cable cars. The venture too includes the establishment of 8-11 towers mid-sea, each 50 meters to 150 meters tall. The Elephanta Caves sees a yearly footfall of 7 lakh guests and could be a well-known visitor spot within the region of Mumbai.
Credits: Mumbai Mirror