Two Metro corridors in Mumbai to function by October 2020
MMRDA has taken the debt financing route to fund both corridors
Two Metro corridors in Mumbai, Maharashtra, are set to become operational in October 2020. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is planning to conduct trials on the under-construction Metro Line 7 and Metro Line 2A by August 2020. Nearly 90% of civil work has already been completed.
The 16.5km long Metro Line 7 will link Andheri (East) to Dahisar (East) and is being constructed on the Western Express Highway (WEH) at a cost of Rs 6,208 crore. The 18.6 km Metro Line 2A is being built between Dahisar (West) and D N Nagar in Andheri for Rs 6,410 crore.
MMRDA has taken the debt financing route to fund both corridors and has secured loans worth Rs 2,803 crore and Rs 2,246 crore for Line 2A and 7 respectively, from the Asian Development Bank. Two key road projects will also be soon commissioned by MMRDA.
The Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC)-Chunabhatti Connector will be inaugurated soon. Also, the 714m flyover connecting BKC to the Bandra-Worli Sea Link will be inaugurated in December 2019. The two projects aim to reduce congestion at Dharavi and Bandra junctions, which are the access points for BKC at Bandra-end.