Mumbai metro lines 2A and 7 to be operational in 2021
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has said that two delayed metro lines—Metro 2A (Dahisar-DN Nagar) and Metro 7 (Dahisar E-Andheri E) will be operational this year.
MMRDA was unable to plan non-motorised transport for first and last-mile connectivity due to the pandemic.
MMRDA said that Covid-19 had a short-term impact on various projects such as the implementation of the project and increased cost of construction, manpower and machines.
Other than last-mile connectivity, MMRDA has also introduced a new ticketing structure that will enable seamless movement of commuters. MMRDA said that the ticketing system could be patented in the market. This is because of the system's design which was developed and implemented by MMRDA during the pandemic. The new system will integrate the various modes of travel experience through one travel system.