MMRDA Reaches Milestone: Completion of Over 3603 Pillars in Mumbai Metro Projects

The construction of these pillars provides the foundation for supporting the extensive network of six metro lines, which span nearly 113 km in length.

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MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has made significant progress in constructing the metro rail lines in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Over 73% of the pillars, totalling 3603, have been erected out of the total 4,929 pillars for all six metro lines.

The construction of these pillars provides the foundation for supporting the extensive network of six metro lines, which span nearly 113 km in length. However, their installation has caused inconvenience to pedestrians and motorists due to road excavations.

The MMRDA acknowledges the challenges and uncertainties that come with such construction projects. To minimize traffic disruption and ensure safety, most of the work is carried out during the night.

Following is an update on the ongoing metro projects, categorized by metro lines, showcasing the progress achieved:

1. Metro Corridor 2B (DN Nagar to Mandale):

• Completion progress: Around 50.7 per cent
• Number of completed piers: 614 out of 1,109

2. Metro Line 4 & 4A (Wadala to Kasar Vadavali):

• Overall progress: 55 per cent
• Number of Completed piers for Line 4: 973 out of 1,476
• Number of Completed piers for Line 4A: 143 out of 221

3. Metro Line 5 Phase I (Thane to Bhiwandi):

• Overall completion: 78.4 per cent
• Number of completed piers: 440 out of 464

4. Metro Line 6 (Swami Samartha Nagar to Vikhroli):

• Physical progress: 70.75 per cent
• Number of Completed piers: 657 out of 769

5. Metro Line 9 (Dahisar to Mira Bhayandar):

• Overall completion: 61.28 per cent
• Number of completed piers: 776 out of 900

According to sources, around 50% of the pillars for the majority of metro rail projects have been completed. The completion of the entire metro network is anticipated to bring a significant transformation to Mumbai’s travel patterns, benefiting both daily commuters and tourists.

Dr. Sanjay Mukherjee, Metropolitan Commissioner of MMRDA, stated, “We are in the process of appointing a consultant to get permissions for Metro Line 10, which will connect Gaimukh and Shivaji Chowk (Mira Road). We have also appointed a general consultant and initiated the tendering process for civil works on Metro Line 12 (Kalyan-Taloja). Our top priority is the timely completion of the metro rail lines.”

As per the statement, the metro projects led by MMRDA are making steady progress and are expected to greatly improve transportation choices while alleviating traffic congestion in Mumbai.

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