Almost 8 years after the country's financial capital got its first east-west Mumbai Metro One corridor, the city will get two more lines - Metro 2A and Metro 7 - which will be partially opened this Saturday.
As per IANS, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will inaugurate the two new Mumbai Metro lines for public operation on the auspicious Maharashtrian New Year Day, Gudi Padva, on April 2, a top official said on Monday.
Both lines are fully elevated and Metro 2A, running from Dahisar west to D.N. Nagar (Andheri west), and Metro 7, from Dahisar east to Andheri east, would immensely benefit the people in the north-western suburbs.
Metro 7 is 33.50 km long with 29 stations when fully completed and Metro 2A will be 18 km long with 17 stations en route.
Running parallel to the Western Express Highway, the Western Railway suburban section, the S. V. Road and the Link Road, the two new Metro Lines are intended to reduce road congestion and overcrowding in the local trains by up to one-third.
Stations on the two Metro lines:
Stations on Metro Line 7:
Stations on Metro Line 2A:
Metro fare structure:
Rs 10 for 0-3 km
Rs 20- for 3-12 km
Rs 30 for 12-18 km
Rs 40 for 18km-24 km
Rs 50 for 24-30 km
The Metro services will be operated between 6 am and 10 pm and will run with a frequency of 10-11 minutes. There will be nine rakes operating more than 150 trips every day.