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  • Mumbai is upgrading to a more reliable and world-class lifeline – MMRC MD Ashwini Bhide

    ‘Mumbai is upgrading’ — and many are waiting to see this upgrade. But in this process of upgrade, it did stumble at a few places but that didn’t stop or delay the project. Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Managing Director Ashwini Bhide, in an interview with Free Press Journal’s Jescilia Karayamparambil and R N Bhaskar, talks about the hiccups faced by the Metro 3 project (Colaba to Seepz).

  • Mumbai Metro line 3 will be functional by 2021, says MMRC Managing Director Ashwini Bhide

    Mumbai: Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRC) Managing Director Ashwini Bhide on Friday revealed that its phase 3 would be completely functional by the end of 2021. After her visit at the site of the tunnel boring for Siddhivinayak-Naya Nagar route, Bhide said that all the hurdles, including the Aarey car shed issue, have been resolved.

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    Mumbai Metro 3: Tunnel boring machine by August-end

    Mumbai: The first Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) for the ongoing construction work of the Metro III (Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ) line will arrive by August end and the MMRC aims to complete the tunneling work by September 2019. The TBM will facilitate construction of the 33.5 km first underground Metro line.

  • Mumbai needs better mobility not promises

    Mumbai’s infrastructure has always been the biggest challenge for the authorities. No mode of travel, however advanced, seems to ease the helplessness of commuters. Mumbai needs to move, and not crawl. Will that happen? Vidyottama Sharma writes on the promises for better mobility.

  • ‘We will give full last-mile connectivity in five years’

    Ashwini Bhide, Managing Director, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd, tells Vidyottama Sharma that Metro network will take Mumbai’s commuters to different nooks and corners of the city, reducing traffic substantially.

  • Fixing Mumbaikars’ infrastructural woes

    Mumbai’s aura as the commercial capital of India is in danger of wearing thin because the infrastructure growth in the past couple of decades has not kept pace with demand arising from the population. The city has expanded geographically and is now recognized more as the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, but a good part of the work commute remains north-south. Pro

  • Fixing Mumbaikars’ infrastructural woes

    The FPJ-IMC Forum organized a panel discussion with experts at the Indian Merchants Chamber, Mumbai.  The panel comprised  Mrs. Ashwini Bhide, IAS, Managing Director, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation; Ajoy Mehta, IAS, Municipal Commissioner, MCGM; and U.P.S. Madan, IAS, Commissioner, MMRDA.  The event was moderated by R.N.Bhaskar of FPJ with editorial support from Pankaj Joshi.