While the city’s first Metro corridor between Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar was inaugurated in 2014 and will complete five years in June, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region will only get two more Metro corridors by the end of 2020. Parallelly, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is working on 10 more Metro corridors in the city that will change the travel pattern of commuters journeying from North to South Mumbai, in the coming three years.
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is currently executing four Metro corridors namely Dahisar-DN Nagar Metro-2A corridor, Andheri east- Dahisar east Metro-7 corridor, DN Nagar-Mandale Metro-2B and Wadala-Thane Metro-4 corridor.
The completion rate of ongoing construction on Metro-2A and Metro-7 is almost 60 to 70 percent which was started in 2016 The MMRDA has already started bidding process for procurement of platform screen doors, rolling stocks and other several required facilities like escalators and lifts for the Metro station. The commercial operations of both these Metro corridors is expected to start by end 2020, and the civil construction is expected to end by December 2019.
The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) is also executing the underground corridor between Colaba and Seepz. And these upcoming five corridors are said to boost connectivity for commuters residing in central and western suburbs and travelling to South Mumbai on daily basis. For travelers residing nearby Dahisar and Borivali, can take the Metro-7 corridor that is proposed to be extended up to airport. From airport, one can further take the Metro-3 underground corridor that will take them all the way up to Colaba. Additionally, for commuters travelling from central suburbs to western suburbs, one can take the existing Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro-1 corridor and use interchange into the Metro-2A corridor at DN Nagar station and travel all the way up to Dahisar. Further from where, another extension up to Bhayander is also in the pipeline by MMRDA.