MVRC speeds up ₹3,500-cr Virar-Dahanu Road rail line
In all, 86 new bridges have been planned in the entire stretch, and work contracts to build bridges in all sections between stations have been awarded. Eight new stations and several new structures, like station buildings at Virar, Vaitarna, Saphale, Kelve Road, Palghar, Umroli, Boisar and Wangaon-Dahanu road, will come up. Currently, Western Railway runs suburban services on the existing double line between Virar-Dahanu Road — part of mainline Mumbai-Ahmedabad-Delhi route, which is already oversaturated. The construction of an additional double line between Virar-Dahanu Road was proposed under Mumbai Urban Transport Project III in 2015, as this will provide extension of suburban services from Churchgate to Dahanu Road.