Mumbai Metro Cuffe Parade-SEEPZ (Line 3): Dec Operational Date, Stations, Cost & All About It

by Tooba Shaikh
Mumbai Metro Cuffe Parade-SEEPZ (Line 3): Dec Operational Date, Stations, Cost & All About It

It is starting to feel like the Mumbai Metro has been in the making since forever. However, things are finally in motion and phase I of Line 3 of the Mumbai Metro is beginning construction. The line is called Aqua Line and connects Colaba and Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone or SEEPZ via Bandra. Here is all you need to know about this upcoming Metro line that will soon be operational.

Operational Date, Stations & Cost

According to authorities, the line has recently received the delivery of two new sets of rakes. This means that line 3 now consists of a total of five trainsets for its operations. This particular metro line will be 33.5 kilometres long and most of it will be built underground.

The estimated cost of the project is more than ₹23 thousand crores. According to an article recently published by News18, this line of the metro is set to be operational by the end of the year in December.

Around 27 stations will be built along the lines. Out of the 27 stations, only the station at Aarey colony will be at-grade. Following are the names of the station: –

  • Cuffe Parade
  • Vidhan Bhavan
  • Churchgate
  • Hutatma Chowk
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus
  • Kalbadevi
  • Girgaon
  • Grant Road
  • Mumbai Central
  • Mahalaxmi
  • Science Museum
  • Acharya Atre Chowk
  • Worli
  • Sidhhivinayak
  • Dadar
  • Shitladevi
  • Dharavi
  • Bandra-Kurla Complex
  • Vidyanagri
  • Santacruz
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport Terminal 1
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport Terminal 2
  • Marol Naka
  • MIDC
  • Aarey Colony

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Mumbai Metro Cuffe Parade-SEEPZ Aqua Line 3

The article also mentions that around 87 per cent of the work for Line 3 is already completed. Once finished, it will be one of the largest continuous underground stretches in the country. Many people are hesitant at the prospect of an underground metro in a city like Mumbai, which is essentially seven different islands artificially turned into one.

However, the authorities are apparently pulling out stops to ensure that the underground metro is safe for people to travel and to ensure that it doesn’t get flooded during the monsoon season, which is already a problem that the city grapples with.

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