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    MMRDA to open two metro lines of Mumbai Metro Rail project in 2020

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    MMRDA to open two metro lines

    Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is planning to start trial runs for the Mumbai Metro line 2A and Mumbai Metro line 7 during July-August 2020. MMRDA is working simultaneously on 13 metro corridors of the Mumbai Metro Rail project. Out of which, construction works on Mumbai Metro line 2A (Dahisar West – DN Nagar) and Mumbai Metro line 7 (Andheri East – Dahisar East) are going on full swing. The distance covered by both the lines would be 35.1 kilometres and will have an approximate daily ridership of 15.7 lakh.

    Nearly 90% of civil work has already been completed and planning is on cards to start the trial runs on both the lines by July-August 2020. MMRDA have plans to inaugurate both lines by October 2020. The 18.6km long Mumbai Metro line 2A is being built between Dahisar West and DN Nagar in Andheri for RS 6,410 crores and the 16.5km Mumbai Metro line 7 which will connect Andheri East to Dahisar East and is being constructed on the Western Express Highway at a cost of RS 6,208 crores. The MMRDA has secured loans worth RS 2,803 crores and RS 2,246 crores for line 2A and 7 respectively from the Asian Development Bank through the debt financing route.

    This is one of the 13 stations on the 16.5 km long metro line which is expected to have a daily ridership of 6.70 lakhs. Metro line 7 along with line 2A is set to be operational by the end of 2020. The MMRDA will inaugurate two key road projects soon. MMRDA will inaugurate the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC)-Chunabhatti Connector soon and that motorists would get further relief in December when they plan to commission the 714-meter flyover connecting BKC to Bandra-Worli Sea Link. After opening, these two road projects will reduce congestion at Dharavi and Bandra junctions, which are the access points for the BKC at the Bandra-end. The Mumbai Metro Line-3 (Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ) is under the purview of the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation in which MMRDA has only a 10 percent stake.

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