MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): Metro line 7A Civil work that will connect Mumbai airport-Andheri East Metro station has started and will be finished by December 2021. This would be the 2nd underground Metro line the other being the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro line 3. Another underground corridor is planned between Wadala-GPO.
An extension of Metro line 7A which connects Andheri East-Dahisar East will have 2 stations. In 2018, the MMRDA accepted the green signal from BJP-Sena govt for extending Metro line 7 till Mumbai airport and on Dahisar side till Mira to Bhyander.
Metro line 7A Work was assumed to begin in January 2019 but fund-sharing issues with airport authorities delayed the project, according to sources.
The MMRDA in charge of the Metro corridors in the city and Mumbai Metropolitan Region has awarded the civil contract for Metro line 7A to J. Kumar Infrastructure.
Metro line 7A is a 3.2 km long corridor 0.98 km elevated and 2.915 km underground. This would be 2 tunnels. The expected cost of the project is Rs 6,607 cr.