MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): Maharashtra Chief Minister (CM) Shri Devendra Fadnavis on May 29, 2019, chaired a review of all mega infrastructure projects in the state and extended the deadline to early 2020. The 18.6 KM long Mumbai Metro line 2A corridor will connect Dahisar to D.N. Road with an elevated corridor via Link Road and will have 18 stations.
On the other hand, The 16.5 km Mumbai Metro line 7 corridor will connecting Andheri East to Dahisar East via Western Express Highway and will have 16 stations.
S senior official from the chief minister’s office (CMO) said “The two Metros, totally 35.1 km in length, will be operational by early 2020. The total progress on Metro-2A and Metro-7 is 65% and 68% respectively”.
Mumbai Metro line 2A and 7 are expected to cater to 16 lakh commuters in the city. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has proposed to introduce 10 new rakes for the monorail. Monorail Line 1 was inaugurated by former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on February 1, 2014.
The CM also directed officials to complete construction of the additional six Metro lines in Mumbai and Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) by 2022. “By 2022, we plan to have a Metro network of 119km by completion of Metro lines DN Nagar-Mankhurd (Metro-2B), Colaba-Bandra-Seepz (Metro -3), Wadala-Ghatkopar-Thane-Kasarvadavali (Metro-4), Wadala-GPO (Metro-4B), Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan (Metro-6) and Lokhandwala-Vikhroli (Metro-5),” the official said, adding that by 2022, work on 169km of additional Metro lines across the state will start. Officials said the work on MTHL will be completed by 2022-end.