Mumbai Metro: Aarey-Bandra Kurla Complex line to be started in 2023; details of Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 corridor

Reported By:DNA Web Team| Edited By: DNA Web Team |Source: DNA Web Desk |Updated: Dec 30, 2022, 10:46 PM IST

The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited, the company that manages Mumbai’s metro service, has said that it will roll out a new line in 2023 that will join the Aarey Colony with the Bandra Kurla Complex or BKC. It will be part of the Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 corridor.

In a statement, the company said it has received eight coaches of the metro train that were manufactured in the Alstom Plant in Andhra Pradesh. The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited will conduct tests of the train at a five-km-long stretch of the Sariput Nagar and Sahar line. 

This will be the first phase of the Metro Line 3 in Mumbai. 

The train has undergone dynamic and static tests. It was subjected to trial runs of more than 1500 kilometers. 

The company completed the tunnelling process on November 30. 

The company used 17 tunnel machines and 1700 workmen to complete the tunnelling process. 

Nearly 50 percent of the track-laying work has been completed. 

The company has also constructed many stations. They have already installed 105 escalators, 10 platform doors and 12 display systems. 

The line will be operational in the first half of 2023.

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