Indian Railways have opened Phase one of the 12.4km Nerul-Belapur-Seawoods-Kharkopar suburban railway line 11. The new line, which stretches up to a total of 26.7-km, will allow commuters coming from both Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Panvel to go up to Kharkopar. The new line between Nerul-Belapur-Kharkopar will augment the Harbour rail network that will allow expansion of suburban local trains till Raigad district. According to the officials, a total of 40 train services (20 Up and 20 Down) are planned to run on the Nerul-Belapur-Seawoods-Kharkopar section. The work on the remaining 14.3km stretch from Kharkopar to Uran is under progress and is likely to be completed by 2020.