Indian envoys visit key construction sites of Mumbai Metro 3 and Lucknow Metro

Indian Ambassadors and High Commissioners visited a key construction site of the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation

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Construction work of Shivaji Terminus Metro 3 visited by Indian envoys
Construction work of Shivaji Terminus Metro 3 visited by Indian envoys(photo:free press journal)

Mumbai: A group of Indian Ambassadors and High Commissioners (Indian envoys) visited various key constrution sites of Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) and Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.

In first visit they reached to Transport Nagar depot of Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation on Wednesday. MD LMRC, Kumar Keshav welcomed the all delegates and guided during their visit to depot sites.

“Today Lucknow Metro is a case study subject in various technical and non-technical institutions across the country and the world. It has set new benchmarks in Metro rail construction and operation in India and has ushered a revolution in bringing Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) in Uttar Pradesh”, said Kumar Keshav, MD/LMRC.

They also visited the Depot Control Centre (DCC), workshop-cum-inspection bay lines  and Operations Control Centre (OCC) of Lucknow Metro.

Today Lucknow Metro is a case study subject in various technical and non-technical institutions across the country and the world. It has set new benchmarks in Metro rail construction and operation in India and has ushered a revolution in bringing Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) in Uttar Pradesh, said Kumar Keshav, MD/LMRC.

After visit to Lucknow Metro they visited the entire team of delegated visited ongoing construction site at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus of Mumbai Metro 3 on next day.  MMRC Managing Director Ashwini Bhide cooperated the team and briefed about the project during their visit.

“These envoys went to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Metro 3 station site at Azad Maidan for a first-hand experience of the world-class technology in use”, said Ashiwini Bhide.

These envoys went to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Metro 3 station site at Azad Maidan for a first-hand experience of the world-class technology in use.

The Colaba–Bandra-SEEPZ line, line 3 of the Mumbai Metro, is a part of the metro system of Mumbai. The 33.5-km long line is the first underground metro line in Mumbai. The metro line covers Cuffe Parade business area to SEEPZ in the north-central with 26 underground and one at  The metro line covers Cuffe Parade business area to SEEPZ in the north-central with 26 underground and one intersection where two or more transport axes cross at the same level. The cost of this corridor is estimated at ₹23,136 crore. This expected to reduce road congestion.

Envoys included India’s Ambassadors Ahmad Javed (Saudi Arabia), , Sangeeta Bahadur (Belarus), L. Prashant Pise (Tunisia), Atul M. Gotsurve (North Korea), Azar A.H. Khan (Turkmenistan), Ravi Bangar (Colombia) and Indian High Commissioners Ajay M. Gondane (Australia) and Vishvas Vidu Sapkal (Fiji).

“The MMRC briefed them on the project’s complexity and how it is being implemented, as part of the familiarisation visits of heads of Indian missions for the promotion of Indian states abroad,” she said.

This project was in controversies because the project will affect 5,012 trees, of which 1,331 will be cut and the remaining 3,681 will re-planted in other parts of the city. The Bombay High Court issued an interim order restricted the MMRDA from cutting trees for the project on 9 February 2017. As it may affect the nature.

The envoys showed interest in the project to know more about the project.

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