Mumbai: Civil work of Metro 7 and 2A to be completed by November

The dream of Maharashtra government is to ease up travelling of commuters by building Metro lines across Mumbai. On Sunday, the Mumbai Metropolitian Region Development Authority (MMRDA) began laying tracks on the elevated corridor of Metro 7 line (Andheri (E) to Dahisar (E)).

According to Indian Express, the MMRDA has said that civil work of two Metro lines 7 and 2A will be completed by this November. A senior MMRDA official told the leading daily, "Head Hardened HH1080 grade rails imported from Japan were transported from Wadala yard using 70-ft trailer to site. Thereafter, using 50-ton mobile, crane, the rail bundles were lifted and unloaded in the viaduct. The Metro team was able to accomplish the task within the stipulated time."

The unloading of rails for this stretch of the viaduct will continue for another four-five days. MMRDA commissioner R A Rajeev told the Indian Express that before November of this year civil work on Metro-7 and Metro-2A will be complete.

Metro Line 7 from Andheri (E) to Dahisar (E) is 16.475 km. long elevated corridor with 13 stations. It will provide interconnectivity among the existing Western Express Highway, Western Railway, Metro Line 1 (Ghatkopar to Versova), the ongoing Metro Line 2A (Dahisar to D N Nagar) and the proposed Metro Line 6 (Swami Samarth Nagar to Vikhroli).

On the otherhand, Metro Line 2A from Dahisar to D N Nagar is 18.589 km. long elevated corridor with 17 stations. It will provide interconnectivity among the existing Western Express Highway, Western Railway, Metro Line 1 (Ghatkopar to Versova), the ongoing Metro Lines 2B (D N Nagar to Mandale) & 7 (Andheri (E) to Dahisar (E)) and the proposed Metro Line 6 (Swami Samarth Nagar to Vikhroli).

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