PM Modi to Inaugurate Metro Lines 2A and 7 After Grant of Safety Clearance

the testing of rolling stock, signalling system, civil works, tracks and speed trials have been concluded successfully and the CMRS's mandatory safety certification for the Phase II of both lines was received on 12th January.

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Mumbai-Metro/Representational Image
Mumbai-Metro/Representational Image

MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): The commuters of Mumbai have been given a delightful bit of news as the long-awaited second phase of the Metro Line 2A, and Line 7 has been granted safety clearances by the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS). This announcement is made days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the lines.

S.V.R. Srinivas, the Commissioner of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), reported that Eknath Shinde, the Chief Minister, and Devendra Fadnavis, the Deputy CM, took a tour of the lines on 12th January.

Srinivas stated that the testing of rolling stock, signalling system, civil works, tracks and speed trials had been concluded successfully. The CMRS’s mandatory safety certification for the Phase II of both lines was received on 12th January. He added that they were now prepared to offer high-quality services to the people of Mumbai following the clearance for the commercial operations of the lines. Line 2A links Dahisar East with DN Nagar Andheri, while Line 7 links Dahisar East with Andheri East on the two major roads – the New Link Road and Western Express Highway, respectively.

In April 2022, then CM Uddhav Thackeray inaugurated Phase 1 of both Line 2A, which is 18 km long and has 17 stations, and Line 7, which is 17 km long and has 13 stations. It is estimated that 3 lakh commuters will use the two lines daily. Already, 25,000 people are travelling on the two lines every day. To connect Line 2A and Line 7, an interchange has been set up at Andheri East and Andheri West with the existing Mumbai Metro One line, which runs from Versova to Ghatkopar and starts operating in June 2014. It is expected that the regular services on the second phase of Line 2A and Line 7 will start at the end of the month, according to officials.

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