MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): The MUMBAI Metro Lines 2A (Dahisar to DN Nagar) and Line 7 (Dahisar East to Andheri East) have cleared testing by the Research Designs and Standards Organization and will now undergo testing for signalling, according to an MMRDA official.
RDSO authorization is an important first step for any Metro rail before it can begin operation for commercial purposes.
“The RDSO test is an important milestone that has been achieved. In the next few days, the certification will be issued. Now the target to finish the remaining safety clearance is we are processing, so that commissioning of the remaining stretch by the end of this year is achievable,” the official added, requesting anonymity.
The Maha Mumbai Metro Rail Operation Corporation Ltd (MMMOCL) received a 20 km stretch between Aarey and Dhanukarwadi from the MMRDA, the nodal agency for the construction of Metro Lines 2A and 7, as well as other Metro lines in MMR, with the exception of underground line 3 between Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ, only in April.
It handles the Metro corridor’s maintenance and operation.
Commuters are responding well to the partially opened Metro Lines 2A and 7, with an average of 80,000 commuters per month on an average.
Once fully operational, these two Metro lines, which have 30 stops and pass through the major Link Road and Western Express Highway, are anticipated to lessen traffic on the road and decongest the overcrowded local trains on suburban stretches.
By 2031, Metro Line 2A and Line 7 are anticipated to carry 11.37 lakh daily passengers.