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Mumbai, India (City Transport Information): Mumbai Metropolitan Area Improvement Authority (MMRDA) on the eve of Gudi Padwa on April 2, 2022 launched passenger companies on long-awaited 20-km stretch of Mumbai Metro’s Line 2A (Dhanukarwadi-Dahisar) & 7 (Dahisar-Aarey). Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thakrey has inaugurated the metro companies at Aarey Colony within the flag off ceremony.
As a part of Section 1 of the mission, 2A and seven corridors will cowl 18 stations. On Line 2A, trains will function between Dhanukarwadi and Higher Dahisar and they’re going to run between Aarey and Dahisar East on Line 7. Andheri West station on Line 2A will be interconnecting with the prevailing DN Nagar station on Line 1 (Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar), and Andheri East station on Line 7 could have interconnection with Western Categorical Freeway (WEH) station on Mumbai Metro’s Line 1.
After flagging off the Metro strains on Metro 2A and Metro 7; Thackeray and different dignitaries arrived at St Pius floor for the operate. Throughout his speech, Thackeray slammed the Central Authorities for inflicting hurdles in numerous infrastructure tasks.
He stated that the Centre is not offering land for Kanjurmarg depot, Mahul pumping station. And then again Centre is asking for land at Bandra Kurla Complicated and Railway land for Dharavi Redevelopment mission.
“They (the Centre) are asking for land price crores in BKC the place we had deliberate Worldwide Finance and Providers Centre (IFSC). What use is Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet practice mission for Mumbaikars? As an alternative the residents of Mumbai would have benefited had the route deliberate between Mumbai and Nagpur,” stated Uddhav Thackeray.
He stated that they lower hundreds of timber in Aarey in order that credit score may be taken for executing the Mumbai Metro 3 mission. In mid-February Prime Minister Narendra Modi had pushed for earlier completion of Mumbai-Ahmedabad Excessive Velocity Rail Hall. Nonetheless, on the identical time the Nationwide Excessive Velocity Rail Hall Restricted (NHSRCL) cancelled tenders for building of tunnels between Bandra-Kurla Complicated and Shilphata and BKC underground station. The BKC is the place to begin of this 508-km lengthy high-speed rail line and the tunnels until Shilphata will likely be greater than 21-km-long.
Metropolitan Commissioner SVR Srinivas stated they’re aiming to finish works on each strains (Metro 2A & 7) earlier than August 15.