Mumbai Metro Line 1 logo.png Chakala (J B Nagar)
Mumbai Metro station
LocationJB Nagar, Andheri (East), Mumbai
Coordinates19°06′43″N 72°52′04″E / 19.112045°N 72.867696°E / 19.112045; 72.867696
Owned byMumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL)
Operated byMumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL)
Line(s) Blue Line 1 
Platforms2 side platform Platform-1 → Ghatkopar
Platform-2 → Versova
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Platform levels3
ParkingNo
Disabled accessYes Disabled access
Other information
Station codeCHK
History
OpenedJune 8, 2014; 7 years ago (2014-06-08)
Electrified25 kV 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary
Services
Preceding station   Mumbai Metro   Following station
toward Versova
Blue Line 1
toward Ghatkopar
Location
Chakala (J.B.Nagar)
Chakala (J.B.Nagar)
Location within Mumbai

Chakala (J B Nagar) is a metro station on Line 1 of the Mumbai Metro serving the JB Nagar neighbourhood of Andheri in Mumbai. It was opened to the public on 8 June 2014.[1]

Chakala metro station
Chakala metro station

Chakala station is located 1.5–2 km away from the Chakala neighbourhood of Andheri. The station is close to the JB Nagar bus stop. Local residents opposed the current name and held protest marches demanding that the station be named JB Nagar station.[2]

Metro Pheri 1 route map
Metro Pheri 1 route map

History

Legislator Krishna Hegde stated that it would be difficult to change the name at this point, and suggested the name be changed to Chakala (J B Nagar) in the interim. UPS Madan stated, "The Chakala issue is being processed. It requires an amendment in the notification by the Union ministry of urban development. No corrections are required in case of other stations." Mumbai Metro One Private Ltd (MMOPL) stated on 8 March 2014 that to date no official request to change the name had been received.[3]

Upon the metro line being commissioned for passengers, the BEST launched a special bus service Metro Pheri 1 which brings commuters from a distance to the closest of the three metro stations it serves. It runs from SEEPZ and via the B cross road arrives at Chakala (J.B.Nagar) metro station runs parallel to the metro line alongside Andheri Kurla Road touching Airport Road metro station and Marol Naka metro station then via Marol Maroshi Road back to SEEPZ.

Station layout

G Street level Exit/Entrance
L1 Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, Metro Card vending machines, crossover
L2 Side platform No- 1, doors will open on the left Disabled access
Eastbound Towards →Ghatkopar
Westbound Towards ←Versova
Side platform No- 2, doors will open on the left Disabled access
L2

Facilities

List of available ATM at Chakala (J.B.Nagar) metro station are

Connections

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Exits

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See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.mid-day.com/articles/mumbai-metro-hits-tracks-and-handful-of-speed-bumps/15363181
  2. ^ "Chakala Metro Station is 2 km from Chakala".
  3. ^ "Metro station at Chakala may be renamed JB Nagar | Mumbai News - Times of India". The Times of India.