MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is likely to begin construction work on four additional Metro lines in the city. The infrastructure development authority said that the construction work on a total 87.6-km-long route will begin in 2020.
According to the MMRDA Plan the construction on the 9.2-km-long Metro 10 (Gaimukh-Shivaji Nagar) line; 12.7-km-long Metro-11 (Wadala-General Post Office) corridor; 20.7-km-long Metro-12 (Kalyan-Taloja) route; and 45-km-long Metro-14 (Kanjurmarg-Badlapur) corridor, which will give a major boost to connectivity in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).
“The target is to complete the construction of 337km of Metro lines in MMR by 2026. We are also looking at making two lines, Metro-2A (Dahisar-DN Nagar) and Metro-7 (DN Nagar to Mandale), operational by the end of this year,” said R A Rajeev, metropolitan commissioner, MMRDA.
“The amount of work that was completed in Delhi in 20 years is being done in Mumbai in a span of five to seven years. Last year itself, we had undertaken work on a total 146-km-long Metro line.” Said Sonia Sethi, additional metropolitan commissioner.
“We are also looking at opening the Kalanagar flyover by March and aim to complete the work of the Santacruz-Chembur link road and the Bandra-Kurla Complex-Vakola junction this year. The work on the Metro Bhavan in Aarey will also start soon,” said Rajeev. MMRDA has also appointed a private firm to study the traffic issues on the Western Express Highway.