MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): Good News for Mumbaikars, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation(MMRC) accomplishing tunnelling work across the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz corridor is set to be completed by September 2020 as Mumbai’s first underground metro rail has completed 40 km of tunnelling work on Sunday. The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation has now completed 74 percent of the Metro 3’s tunnelling work.
Hailing the hard work, Managing Director, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation, Ashwini Bhide tweeted saying, “@MumbaiMetro3 tunneling hits 40 kms mark. 74% job done.15 more kms to go. Keep tunneling team #MMRC, #MAPLE GC, all #CJVs and their competent tunneling teams. @MahaDGIPR @Secretary_MoHUA.”
In September 2020 100 percent tunnelling will be completed stated by Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation, which is implementing the Mumbai Metro line 3 corridor, on December 27
According to the statement, the Corporation hopes to complete 70 per cent of civil work and get the first rolling stock by December 2020. The statement comes at a time when chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has put a stay on metro car shed proposed at Aarey colony, touted as the lungs of the city.
The 33 km-long corridor of Mumbai Metro will connect Cuffe Parade business district, which is located at extreme south point of the city, to SEEPZ in the north central area of the financial capital of India, the report said. The budget estimated for the Mumbai Metro project is a staggering Rs 30,000 crore. There will be a total of 27 stations. Out of these 27 stations, 26 willl be underground and one will be at-grade station. These metro stations are — Aarey, SEEPZ, MIDC, Marol Naka, CSIA (International Airport), Sahar Road, CSIA Domestic Airport, Santacruz, Vidyanagri, BKC, Dharavi, Shitladevi temple, Dadar Metro, Siddhivinayak, Worli, Acharya Atre Chowk, Science museum, Mahalaxmi Metro, Mumbai Central metro, Grant Road Metro, Girgaon, Kalbadevi, CST metro, Hutatma Chowk, Churchgate metro, Vidhan Bhavan, and Cuffe Parade.
MMRC stated that the tender for constructing rehab buildings Girgaon 3 and Kalbadevi-3 will be awarded from January to March in 2020. It has also stated that the bids for O&M work is expected to take place in February 2020. Apart from these, the pivotal work of track laying for the main line will also commence, the MMRC stated.