MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): Mumbai Metro 7 and Metro 2A metro lines will be inaugurated on April 2 by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Gudipadva day is also falling on this date, making it an auspicious start.
Both lines are fully elevated and Metro 2A, running from Dahisar west to D.N. Nagar (Andheri west), and Metro 7, from Dahisar east to Andheri east, will hugely benefit the people in the north-western suburbs.
The MMRDA has been granted the final nod of the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety after following all the requirements for the project which has crossed several tentative deadlines since October 2021 for launching commercial operations. Metro 7 is 33.50 km long with 29 stations and Metro 2A will be 18 km long with 17 stations.
Running parallel to the Western Express Highway, the Western Railway suburban section, the S. V. Road and the Link Road, the aim of two new Metro Lines is to reduce road congestion and overcrowding in the local trains which will provide major relief to the commuters.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat had flagged off the trial runs of these two lines last May.