Mumbai Metro 3: RDSO to inspect Aqua Line in the first week of June

Mumbai Metro 3
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Mumbai (Metro Rail News): The long-awaited Mumbai Metro Line 3, also known as the Aqua Line, has picked up steam. Following the successful heavy load tests on the Aqua Line, the Research, Design & Standards Organisation (RDSO) will arrive in the first week of June to assess the rolling stock, tracks, and other crucial factors for the first phase of the Metro 3.

Commercial operation in the first phase, which extends from Aarey to Bandra Kurla Complex, is expected to begin by July. To commence operation, the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) will require clearance certificates, including independent safety assessment certificates.

Following this, the Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) will be called for the final inspection of the Aqua Line. Upon receiving approval from CMRS, the fleet of 19 metro trains will hit the tracks for public operations.

Mumbai Metro Line 3

Mumbai Metro Line 3, or Aqua Line, stands as Mumbai’s first fully underground metro line. It covers a total distance of 33.5 km from Aarey Colony, BKC to Cuffe Parade, featuring 27 stations (26 underground and 1 at grade).

Upon becoming fully operational, it is expected to cater to 1.7 million passengers daily with its 8-coach metro trains operating at a frequency of 3-4 minutes. The Aqua Line will connect major areas including 6 commercial business districts, 12 educational institutions, 30 employment offices, 10 transportation hubs, 11 major hospitals, and 25 religious and recreational centers.


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