Aarey-BKC Metro Line Likely to Begin Commercial Operations From April 

Smt Ahwini Bhide, MD- MMRC, hinted about Line3’s likely opening by April 2024.

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MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): The crucial and much-needed 33.5 km long Mumbai Metro Line 3 is expected to begin its commercial operations by April next year, and the Aarey depot is nearing completion by January. 


Smt Ashwini Bhide, MD-MMRC, hinted about the line’s opening while speaking at an event organised by Mumbai Maratha Patrakar Sangh event. 

Update on Work 

Work on Mumbai MMetro Line 3 is moving fast, with the Aarey Dept nearing completion by Juanary and other specifics like metro routes approaching 98.9% & stations approaching 96.6% completion. 

Innovative Metro Stations 

Mumbai metro has acquired the tag of innovatively done or built for Sahar Metro Station and two tunnels connecting it. 

Road Restoration 

As per the latest updates, the road restoration goes as follows: 

  1. 1.2 km of road length out of the total 3.8 km has been restored, which was barricaded on the Aarey-BKC route.
  2. A 1.3 km road from the 8.5 km road barricaded on the BKC-Cuffe Parade section has been restored. 

Update on Rakes 

The MMRC has already acquired the maximum number of rakes, 9, to facilitate operations on the metro line 3. Out of 9, 7 will be used for operations, while one rake each will be dedicated for maintenance. 

Previous Trials 

A 17 km trial was held from MIDC to Vidyanagari metro station and back to SEEPZ. Tracklaying work a very short distance from the Aqua Line still needs to be completed. 

Mumbai Metro Line 3 

The Mumbai Metro Line 3, also called the Aqua Line, is expected to run between Navy Nagar in the far south to Aarey depot in the North centre. It will be fostering metro accessibility & connectivity in Financial hubs like Colaba, BKC and Aarey. 

It is a 33.5 Km-long line called Aqua Line 3 or Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ line, the first underground Metro Line of Mumbai. 

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