Mumbai Metro Line 2B will connect three other Metro lines

To give passengers access to Central Railway and Harbour line trains and the Monorail station at Chembur, the line is proposed to connect with the suburban railway stations at Kurla East and Mankhurd.

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MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): The Upcoming Metro Line 2B would connect three other Metro lines, giving passengers convenient transport options between the western and eastern Mumbai neighbourhoods of DN Nagar and Mandale.

The line is proposed to connect with the suburban railway stations at Kurla East and Mankhurd to give passengers access to Central Railway and Harbour line trains and the Monorail station at Chembur.

The projected Metro line 2B will join the already-existing Metro line 1, which connects Versova and Ghatkopar at D N Nagar station. At ITO Junction in Bandra, it will also connect to underground line 3, which will travel between Colaba-Bandra-Seepz. The stretch will also connect at Kurla with line 4, which is proposed to run between the central suburb of Wadala to Kasarvadavali in Thane.

Officials stated that the 23.6-km-long Metro Line 2B work got approval from the state government in 2016, while the work on the ground began in March 2018, and nearly 30 per cent of the work had been completed.

A senior MMRDA official said that work speed has increased on this stretch with the construction of pillars. The Metro line 2B will be a fully elevated corridor with 20 stations. It is being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 10,986 crore. The depot of this line will come up at Mandale in Mankhurd on 31 hectares of land.

One of the appointed contractors failed to carry out the project work smoothly within the given timeline, so the project was delayed between Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) and Chembur. After that, in March 2022, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) switched the contractor.

The MMRDA will commission the line in two stages. By the end of 2024, part 1 of the project connecting DN Naga to the National College in Bandra will be completed. Phase 2 of the project connecting Mandale to Chembur is anticipated to be completed by June 2025.

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  1. This line is purposely delayed by MMRDA at the behest of celebrities in Juhu and bandra.Shame.The work started in 2018 Aug..yet only 20 percent is completed.The earlier contractor Simplex infra was bribed to not work as per deadline.Post that,Penguin govt also stopped work and did not allow MMRDA to hire new contractor.

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