Mumbai’s mostly-underground Line-3 is over 76% complete
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Mumbai’s mostly-underground Line-3 is over 76% complete

The first and only underground metro network in Mumbai, the Bandra-Colaba-SEEPZ line called Line-3, is now 76.6% complete, according to the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL).

The first segment of Mumbai Metro Line-3 between Aarey Milk Colony and Bandra-Kurla Complex and the Aarey Car Shed would be operational by December 2023, according to S K Gupta, Director (Projects), MMRCL.

Line-e is A 33.5-km-long subterranean passageway with 27 stations, 26 of which will be underground. “The stations in the stretch including Aarey Colony station would be ready by December next year,” said Gupta.

Mumbai's major financial centres, including Nariman Point, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Fort, Worli, Lower Parel, and Goregaon, would be connected by Metro Line-3.

In addition, the alignment would link CSMT and Churchgate, two significant historical stations in Mumbai. The maximum number of passengers that the metro trains can transport is 2,350, and they will be powered by a 25 KV AC traction supply.

The project is anticipated to cost around Rs 380 billion, and 50% of the project's total cost is being soft-loaned by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, while 20% is being funded by the Union government.

The line was once slated to be finished in 2021. However, due to delays in the work, the project's cost climbed from Rs 231.36 billion as the deadline was missed.

See also:
RITES to build metro line connecting Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula
L&T will have to compete for the new Metro line


The first and only underground metro network in Mumbai, the Bandra-Colaba-SEEPZ line called Line-3, is now 76.6% complete, according to the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL). The first segment of Mumbai Metro Line-3 between Aarey Milk Colony and Bandra-Kurla Complex and the Aarey Car Shed would be operational by December 2023, according to S K Gupta, Director (Projects), MMRCL. Line-e is A 33.5-km-long subterranean passageway with 27 stations, 26 of which will be underground. “The stations in the stretch including Aarey Colony station would be ready by December next year,” said Gupta. Mumbai's major financial centres, including Nariman Point, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Fort, Worli, Lower Parel, and Goregaon, would be connected by Metro Line-3. In addition, the alignment would link CSMT and Churchgate, two significant historical stations in Mumbai. The maximum number of passengers that the metro trains can transport is 2,350, and they will be powered by a 25 KV AC traction supply. The project is anticipated to cost around Rs 380 billion, and 50% of the project's total cost is being soft-loaned by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, while 20% is being funded by the Union government. The line was once slated to be finished in 2021. However, due to delays in the work, the project's cost climbed from Rs 231.36 billion as the deadline was missed. See also: RITES to build metro line connecting Chandigarh, Mohali, PanchkulaL&T will have to compete for the new Metro line

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