MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): The Metro Line 7 (Dahisar East to Andheri East) and 2A (Dahisar west to DN Nagar) rakes delivery will be delayed by four to five months, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) a news report quoted its Commissioner R A Rajeev saying it. This will delay the operation of Metro line 7 and 2A.
He was stated saying that BEML (Bharat Earth Movers Limited) was providing the metro coaches for line 7 and 2A. In August 2020, the first metro coach was expected to be delivered as per the contractual timelines. However, it has not arrived yet and proposed to arrive by the year’s end.
The additional 10 metro coaches are now supposed to arrive in June 2021, six months later than the deadline. The shortage of labourers, as several of them, left the city during the lockdown has a great impact on the works as many infrastructure construction works are being carried on with only 30 per cent of manpower.
The Metro’s lines 7 and 2A were expected to commence commercial operations by December 2020. The 18.6-km-long Metro 2A is estimated to cost Rs 6,410 crore, while the 16.5-km Metro-7 project is expected to cost Rs 6,208 crore. The MMRDA is the nodal authority for the various Metro lines covering 337-km network in the MMR.