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Mumbai: MMRDA incurs expenses of Rs 5,935 crore on Metro 2A and 7 so far

Sweety Adimulam | Updated on: Monday, May 31, 2021, 09:11 PM IST

A metro train passes through a residential area during its first official safety trial run on a new line in Mumbai on May 31, 2021. | AFP
A metro train passes through a residential area during its first official safety trial run on a new line in Mumbai on May 31, 2021. | AFP
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For implementing the Metro Line 2A (Dahisar to D N Nagar) and Line 7 (Dahisar East to Andheri East) so far the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority(MMRDA) has incurred expenses of total Rs 5935 crore. On Line 2A --Rs 3,525 crore spent and on Line 7 --Rs 2410 crore spent. The MMRDA has ensured to complete the both the metro lines work within the government sanctioned project cost despite delays due to Covid-19.

On Monday MMRDA started the trial run on 20kms stretch on Metro 2A and 7. It will cover 18 stations on both the lines. MMRDA Commissioner R A Rajeev, said, "The testing of line on the said stretch will continue for next four months. Meanwhile, it will also receive 2 rakes each month and with availability of total 10 rakes the commercial operations of Phase 1 between Dhanukarwadi (formerly known as Kamraj Nagar) and Aarey will commence from October 2020. While entire 35 km metro 2A and 7 will be open to public from January next year onwards." Over 93 per cent of civil work on both lines have been completed while track work, signalling and transmission work of system is going on in full swing.

According to the MMRDA, the testing on the line 2A and 7 also named as yellow and red line the oscillation trials of prototype 6 car metro rake will be run at various speeds. Thereafter, the train set will be offered to the commissioner of railway safety (CRS) for inspection and certification.

Besides starting the Metro trial run, the MMRDA in presence of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and other ministers, MLAs and MPs performed Bhoomipujan of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International and Domestic Airports terminal decongestion project that comprises widening of existing Juhe Vile Parle Flyover and three vehicular underpasses. This project is expected to provide major relief to Airport commuters.

Also virtual inauguration of Rajnoli Flyover and Durgadi Flyover was held.

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Published on: Monday, May 31, 2021, 09:11 PM IST