Going to work every day is now a serious problem for hundreds of residents who’ve booked properties within the fast-growing Chikhloli space between Ambernath and Badlapur, regardless of the promise of a brand new station right here.
The stated Chikhloli railway station remains to be a distant actuality because the work has not progressed but. Tons of of residential complexes have come up in Chikhloli. With no railway station, residents are compelled to journey to distant railway stations to go to Thane or Mumbai for work.
From a small abandoned village, the inhabitants of this space has now grown to 50,000 and plenty of extra folks have settled right here. Many of the builders had offered the flats citing the benefit of this station. With property charges skyrocketing in Thane and different areas of the Mumbai metropolitan space, most opted for this selection as properties right here have been inexpensive. The value of 1BHK flat is between 20 lakh and 25 lakhs whereas 2BHK is between 35 lakh and 40 lakhs.
“A significant promoting level for studios in Chikhloli and surrounding areas was the brand new railway station. Builders offered many tasks with the reassurance of this station close to our properties. Nonetheless, there isn’t any signal of the station,” stated 35-year-old Tushar Bhamre, who lives in a housing advanced in Chikhloli, having shifted from Kalyan two years in the past.
He stated, “The station will certainly assist in saving time for many of us as at current we desire to go to Ambernath railway station to journey to Mumbai. Nonetheless, it’s far-off and greater than half an hour throughout peak hours. It takes time, whereas the station at Chikhloli would have been solely 5 to seven minutes away from residence.
The necessity for a brand new railway station between Ambernath and Badlapur station has been highlighted for nearly a decade. The primary proposal for this railway station was made in 2014. After the Railway Board failed to reply to a 2014 proposal, a brand new one was despatched in 2017. In December 2020, the Ministry of Railways accepted the brand new station at Chikhloli and likewise plans to finish it. Work until 2023. The gap between Ambernath and Badlapur is 10 km, in comparison with the typical distance of two km between the 2 stations within the Mumbai Metropolitan Area (MMR) space. The proposed Chikhloli station is anticipated to cut back the commuter load at each the stations.
One other main concern amongst residents is the auto rickshaw fare, which is from 80 100 for straight auto. There are share autos on low fares. Nonetheless, they could not all the time be accessible.
“It will likely be very low cost to journey to the closest station and it’ll not have an effect on our pockets. The mission is sort of a decade outdated and there ought to have been some progress,” stated Mohan Rajput, 39, one other resident.
Sunil Choudhary, a developer from the Ambernath space, stated, “There are a number of housing tasks developing within the Chikhloli space of Ambernath within the latest previous. Lodging right here is inexpensive. Many individuals like to speculate right here. The railway station might be a serious side for many who are investing right here. In accordance with the data acquired from the Railways, the mission has been mired in land acquisition points, as a consequence of which it has been delayed.
Railways in its examine have discovered that within the final 5 years, the commuter footfall at Badlapur and Ambernath stations has elevated as a consequence of improve in actual property tasks in Ambernath, Badlapur, Karjat and Kasara.
The Railways had submitted an engineering-scale plan and a abstract monetary estimate of the proposal. As per the plan, the brand new station might be 4 km from Ambernath and 6 km from Badlapur.
MRVC principal PRO Sunil Udasi stated, “A brand new station named Chikhloli has been deliberate between Ambernath and Badlapur railway stations. The station might be constructed as a part of the mission work of the third and fourth traces between Kalyan and Badlapur, accepted underneath the Mumbai City Transport Challenge (MUTP-Section-IIIA). The price of this mission is shared by Authorities of Maharashtra and Ministry of Railways on 50:50 foundation. The development of Chikhloli station includes acquisition of approx. 8 hectares of land. The method of land acquisition is in progress and might be accomplished quickly and the work of latest Chikhloli station might be completed together with the third and 4th line mission.