As a Mumbaikar we expect a railway connectivity in any locality we go. Railways are a very important source of connectivity for Mumbaikars. It is one of the cheapest and most convenient ways of transport. More than 50 lakh Mumbaikars use railways on a daily basis for office, school, colleges etc. Mumbai has 3 major suburban railway connection namely western, central and harbor lines. A new line has been put between Vashi-Thane and is called as Trans-Harbor Line. Recently, the Metro line between Versova and Ghatkopar via Andheri has been started. Monorail has been started between Chembur and Wadala. The second line of monorail will be started between Wadala and Jacob Circle, Mahalakshmi by 2020.
In Palava City, we have a rail connection. The nearest station is the Nilje Station. It is very close to Casa Rio Township. It is at a walking distance of 5 minutes from Casa Rio. Nilje Station lies on the Vasai-Diva-Panvel line. Currently, shuttle services run in this line. There are 2 services in the morning and 2 service in the evening. All the construction workers working in Palava City come from this rail route. Lodha Group is expecting a local service in this route by the end of 2018. Once the local train is started it will be a boon to Palava City. It will not only carter to the construction workers but also to other people since there is a Business Hub coming up in Palava City.
Nilje Station is the only station which connects to all three major rail line of Mumbai. It connects to Vasai on the western line, Diva on the central line and Panvel on the Harbor line. Further, Maharashtra Government is also planning to build a growth centre between Nilje and Kalyan City. MMRDA has accepted the plan for growth centre and it will be developed as a business hub which will have state of the art facilities to attract investors. In the coming years, one can expect Nilje to be one of the busiest station in this route.
Dombivali is the next nearest station other than Nilje station. It is one of the busiest station in the central line and more than 2 lakh people get on and off board from this station. It is around 20 minutes from Palava City. The third nearest station is the Kopar Kharine in Navi Mumbai. It is also 20 minutes from Palava City. There are public bus services available to these stations on a regular basis. Lodha group has also started its own bus service to all these stations. The bus service of Lodha Group is exclusively available for Palava Residents only.