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Mumbai: Authority commences work on a new underground metro corridor

Comments Off on Mumbai: Authority commences work on a new underground metro corridor   |   March 24, 2020    08:12pm   |Contributed by Indian Realty News

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has begun the construction of 3.1 km-long new Metro Line 7A. The proposed metro corridor would comprise two stations and would connect Line 7 with the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has commenced the development of the Metro Line 7A.  The reach of the new metro would be 3.1 km, out of which 2.1 km-long section would be underground and would include a twin-tunnel. The corridor would establish connectivity between Metro Line 7 and the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Other areas that are expected to benefit from the improved connectivity include Andheri and Dahisar (East).

According to an MMRDA official, “The metro would comprise two stations Airport Colony and Metro T2 station. From Andheri East to Airport Colony, it would follow an elevated route; thereafter, it will be underground until it reaches airport station of Metro 3 (Colaba-Bandra-Seepz).”

Contractors have commenced the barricading task between Bahar Junction and NAD Colony. However, the airport authorities are yet to send the final approvals. Further, MMRDA would soon discuss the details with the Mumbai Port Trust for funding the extension of Line 4. The development authority is initially expecting assistance of Rs 1,830 crore of the total cost of the project, i.e. Rs 8,730 crore.

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