MAHARASHTRA, INDIA (Metro Rail News): On 05th September 2021, MMRDA announced that they postponed launching Metro Lines 2A and 7 by January 2022.
On 31st May 2021, MMRDA starts the trial run on a 20 KM stretch of Mumbai metro’s lines 2A and 7 between Dahanukarwadi and Aarey stations, which run along the link rod western express highway in the western suburbs of Mumbai. The trial was commenced in Maharashtra Chief Minister Shri Uddhav Thackrey, who had flagged off the trial run of the metro and deputy CM Shri Ajit Pawar and Revenue Minister Shri Balasaheb Bahusaheb Thorat.
A team from RDSO, Lucknow functions as a technical advisor and consultant to the railways. It will begin inspections next week. The commissioner of railway safety begins his examination of line 7 in October 2021, said MMRDA officials.
MMRDA had set a deadline of December 2019 to commence operations of metro trains on lines 2A & 7, but due to covid-19, significant delays and work came to a standstill due to migration and other reasons.
The 18.6 KM Mumbai metro line 2A will connect Dahisar to DN Nagar with 17 elevated stations constructed at the cost of Rs. 6,400 crores while 16.5 KM line 7 will connect Dahisar (East) to Andheri with 3 high metro stations built at Rs. 6,200 crores.