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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).

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    Take expert opinion on metro impact on 2 Parsi temples: Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today suggested the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) to seek the opinion of an independent, expert body, on the possible damage that could be caused to two Parsi temples in the city due to the ongoing work on the third corridor of the metro project.

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    Indian envoys visit Mumbai Metro III site

    Mumbai: Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation on Thursday organised a site visit for Indian Ambassadors and High Commissioners as a part of the ‘familiarisation visit of heads of Indian missions for promotion of Indian states abroad’ at CST Metro 3 station site, Azad Maidan.

  • Indian envoys visit Mumbai Metro construction site

    Mumbai: A group of Indian Ambassadors and High Commissioners on Thursday visited a key construction site of the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) here, an official said.

  • Mumbai metro: MMRC moves High Court for urgent hearing on Parsi community plea

    Mumbai, The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) today approached the Bombay High Court seeking an urgent hearing on a plea filed by the Parsi community in the city opposing the alignment of the Mumbai Metro III project. The MMRC told a bench of Justices AS Oka and RI Chagla that its tunnelling and drilling work for the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz route would reach upto the site of two of the Parsi

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    Mumbai: Cops ask MMRC to check if barricades, debris at metro construction sites can be removed ahead of monsoon

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Traffic Police has asked the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation to check if barricades and debris at metro construction sites can be removed ahead of the monsoon to ease traffic woes during rain. The matter has acquired a certain urgency as on Saturday the pre-monsoon showers sent the traffic for a toss in the city and suburbs; Metro barricades, which have led to narrowing down of the road creating bottlenecks,

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    Mumbai: MMRC to install pumps to control flooding this monsoon

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) will be installing 241 pumps where the Metro works are being carried. The pumps will help to avoid flooding and the water can also be stored. The decision was taken in a meeting conducted between the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority and MMRC on Wednesday.

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    Mumbai: MMRC getting ready for monsoon 

    Mumbai: To ensure uninterrupted traffic movement and smooth functioning of project activities during monsoon, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has implemented a monsoon preparedness and disaster management plan. A detailed advisory was issued in April 2018 itself to the contractors and ensured immediate start of pre-monsoon activities. The pre-monsoon work is in full swing at all project sites and will be completed by June 1.

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    Mumbai: MMRC committed to follow more measures for noise mitigation

    Mumbai: Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has been under immense flak for the noise emitting from the construction sites where the work for the metro has been going on. Residents from these areas have approached the Bombay High Court which has been taking cognisance of the issue and have asked the agencies to take certain measures like a start and end time for construction and measure the decibel levels at these sites.

  • Mumbai: MMRC conducts awareness drive for citizens on Metro III

    Mumbai: In order to create awareness about the Metro III (Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ) line, the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) conducted a signature campaign on Tuesday at Churchgate railway station. This campaign aimed to spread awareness among citizens about the significance and need of an underground metro line for the city.

  • Mumbai: Trees transplanted by MMRC are without leaves

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation’s mass tree felling had led to a public outcry: Over 5000 trees were to be uprooted for the Metro 3 project. But after the citizens approached the Bombay High Court, they were assured by the MMRCL that the Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ project will affect 2,811 trees, of which 1,727 will be transplanted. Despite these assurances, the worst fears of citizens have been reinforced, as revealed in the tree

  • Mumbai: MMRC ropes in cops to persuade Cuffe Parade residents

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation has run into yet another hurdle — this time, the Cuffe Parade residents. In question are permissions needed for conducting underground controlled blasts, deemed essential for clearing the rocky terrain underground.

  • Mumbai: MMRC starts tunnelling work for Metro 3 between Azad Maidan to Grant Road

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has started the tunnelling activity for Package-2 between Azad Maidan to Grant Road on Monday disclosed the officials through a press release. The tunnelling work will pass through areas like Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) Metro, Kalbadevi, Girgaon and Grant Road stations.

  • Mumbai: Additional working hours may help complete Metro III on time, says MMRC

    Mumbai: Around 40 per cent of the construction work of the Metro III (Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ) line is being hampered due to the restrictions in work timings. The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) fears it would miss the deadline of May 31 of completing basic construction work before the onset of monsoons due to these work hour restrictions.

  • Mumbai: BMC to impose a fine MMRC for damaging water pipeline at Fort due to Metro 3 construction work

    Mumbai: After the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation damaged the water pipeline at Fort for the seventh time on October 25, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is now calculating the amount of water that was wasted to impose a fine on authorities. Civic officials said that the construction work of Metro 3 line has damaged the water pipeline due to its piling work.

  • Mumbai: College starts signature campaign to stop Metro III work in Fort

    Mumbai: After making complaints to Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) now Siddharth college, located at Fort, has moved one step ahead against the ongoing Metro III work. The college authority has started a signature campaign and successfully managed to get more than hundreds of signatures of their working staff regarding stop Metro III work which is endangering the lives of students and staff.

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    Mumbai: After receiving complaints, BMC warns MMRC over water pipeline damages during Metro 3 construction

    Mumbai: The hydraulic department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has warned the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) against damaging drinking water and sewerage pipelines. This warning was given after the BMC received complaints from residents of Cuffe Parade and Churchgate areas where the pipelines were damaged due to the drilling for Metro III. BMC has now said MMRC will be allowed to carry out excavation work only after studying the utility