MMRDA unveils integrated transport hub in Wadala

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The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has recently secured approval from Brihamni Mumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) for setting up an integrated transport hub (ITH). The project has been proposed as a part of the ITH. MMRDA plans bus interchanges to connect various modes of transport in the city. The ITH is set to come up at Wadala, where residents would be able to use the services provided by BEST, Inter-State Bus Terminal, Monorail and Metro 4 — connecting Wadala to Kasarwadavali in Thane. MMRDA has also proposed merging of BEST‘s Anik depot, spread across 16 hectares. The ITH will come under the Wadala Notified Area (WNA) for which MMRDA has been appointed the special planning authority. The WNA, spread over 100 hectares, includes the Monorail depot at Wadala as currently, the Anik depot falls outside the notified area and MMRDA has asked the state urban development department to include it in WNA. The idea is to develop Wadala as a hub like the Bandra Kurla Complex, said an official spokesperson.

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