New Delhi: The detailed project report (DPR) prepared by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the Andheri-Dahisar Metro has pegged the project cost at Rs 5,757 crore. The project is expected to take at least four and a half years to complete.
The 16.5km corridor will run along the Western Express Highway, one of the busiest road stretches in the city. The Andheri-Dahisar line will have connectivity with the existing Line 1 and the proposed JVLR-Kanjurmarg line.
MMRDA’s additional commissioner Sanjay Sethi said, “As per the DPR, there will be 16 stations on the corridor (translates into one station per km).” The depot is being planned on Airports Authority of India (AAI) land at Dahisar.
The DPR will be put before the MMRDA committee on August 20. This corridor and the ones from DN Nagar to Dahisar, BKC to Mankhurd and Jogeshwari to Kanjurmarg combined will be 118km. All these corridors will be elevated.
Sethi said the project will be executed on cash contract. “We will be approaching multi-lateral agencies like Asian Development Bank and World Bank for loan.”
The DPR did not touch upon the interchange facility of the network with the suburban rail corridor that runs parallel. The DPR is being updated for other transport corridors originally proposed by the MMRDA, including an elevated bus rapid transport system (BRTS) along WEH from Kalanagar in Bandra (East) to Dahisar. The project was dropped because of the state government’s preference to build an elevated Metro corridor between Dahisar and Andheri-Bandra.