Transport in Thane

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Thane is well connected to other regions by an extensive network of Railways and Roadways - including one national highway passing through Thane. As Thane is next to Mulund (which is the last station of Mumbai's Eastern Suburb), Airoli (which is the first station of Navi Mumbai's North-Western suburb), Bhiwandi the Junction to (2 Twin cities) of Kalyan- Dombivali & Vasai -Virar, and the Borivali Mumbai's Western Suburb & Mira Road/Bhayander through Ghodbunder Road, most parts of the city are easily accessible.

Road Transport[edit]

Thane Municipal Transport (TMT)[edit]

Thane Municipal Transport (TMT) Thane Municipal Corporation started its own transport service on 9 February 1989, known as TMT ~ Thane Municipal Transport.TMT provides connectivity to the interior part of city and also to other suburbs like Mulund ,Andheri ,Miraroad,Nallasopar,Bhivandi,Vasai,Virar,Borivali,Vashi,Airoli,Ghatkopar,Dadar,Bandra,BKC,Bhayandar,Kalyan,Panvel,etc.[1]

Info Details
No of Buses 289
No of Routes 45
No of Depot 3 Kalwa Depot & Wagale Estate Depot (Kolshet Depot)*Proposed
No of Bus Stands 8
No of Bus Stops 874[1]
Running km Per Day 63135
No of Bus Trips per Day 7114
Bus Travellers Per Day 280017
Daily Income Rs. 1388547/-
Running km Per day Per Bus 211
No of Employees 2558[1]

Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT)[edit]

NMMT Buses

Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT) ply in direction towards Vashi and New Mumbai. It goes through Airoli, Turbe etc. Most of NMMT buses ply in Thane from the Kalva area. NMMT connects city of Thane to various parts of NaviMumbai .NMMT operates buses to Airoli ,Rabale,Mahape,Panvel,Vashi,Ghansoli,Panvel,Nerul,CBD Belapur,etc.

Mira Bhayandar Municipal Transport (MBMT)[edit]

MBMT Buses

Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Transport (MBMT) is the newest Public Transport, The Buses are ply from Dahisar Check naka towards Versova [Thane] Check naka. So till now Majority of MBMT buses can be taken up at the Check naka only. MBMT has started new services to Thane City from January 2010.

Route Route No Starting Destination (Thane) Route Description
Ordinary 7 Bhayander Railway Station (West) Ghodbunder Village Kashimira[2]
Limited 10 LTD Bhayander Railway Station (West) Thane Railway Station (East) Ghodbunder Road
Ordinary 29 Mira Road Railway Station Marathon Chowk (Teen Haath Naka) Ghodbunder Road

Vasai-Virar Municipal Transport (VVMT)[edit]

VVMT is the newest Public Transport, Operational from October 2013. The area of Thane City was connected to the Vasai & Virar by the VVMT.

Route Route No Starting Destination (Thane) Route Description
Ordinary 111 Vasai Court/Tahasildar Office Mulund East Via Ahemdabad Highway, Godbunder Road, Eastern Express Highway, LBS Marg, Mulund West
Ordinary 112 Vasai Court/Tahasildar Office Thane Rly Station East Via Ahemdabad Highway, Godbunder Road, Eastern Express Highway, Kopari[3]

Future of transport in Thane[edit]

A light rail network covering 42 km has been proposed in three phases. In the first phase, consultants have suggested connectivity between Balkum and Kolshet via Naupada. It will be 16.05 km long with 14.65 km elevated, and only 1.4 km on the surface, and 11 stations in all.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c [1] Archived 13 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Know your Town Better Archived 9 March 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ [2].
  4. ^ Times of India report. (26 December 2005).