Mumbai Metro Line 3 Which Is 33Km Long Will Connect These Areas

by Shreya Ghosh
Mumbai Metro Line 3 Which Is 33Km Long Will Connect These Areas

The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) conducted the trial run of the Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro line-3 yesterday, 30 August 2022. This Mumbai metro line is at the Sariput Nagar in Aarey Colony, Mumbai. Eknath Shinde, the Maharashtra Chief Minister and Devendra Fadnavis, the Deputy Chief Minister were present during the launch. They flagged off the trial run yesterday at 11 am. Also, they went inside the metro train and examined it before the green signal of the trial run. Mumbai Metro Rail Managing Director Ashwini Bhide also joined them during this trial run.

The Mumbai Metro Line 3 Will Connect Several Areas!

Metro line 3 is going to be a 33.5 km long underground route. It will be a major relief for passengers to avoid the immense crowd on the local trains, as shared by CM Shinde. He said, ‘We are the people’s government. We are a government that focuses on infrastructure.’ Line 3 will connect Colaba, South Mumbai with the western suburbs. It will create a connection between the Cuffe Parade business district in the South and SEEPZ in the north-central part of Mumbai. There will be 26 underground stations and 1 street-level station.

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The MMRCL initiated the construction process of the 33.5 km long metro line long back in 2016. In the starting, the plan was to work on 26 underground stations. Later, the plan changed to 27 stations with an extension of 2.5 km from Cuffe Parade to Navy Nagar.

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The Project Had Many Delays

According to the previous plan, it was supposed to take December 2021 to finish the first phase of the project; between Bandra and SEEPZ. The second phase; between Bandra-Kurla Complex and Colaba was estimated to be over by June 2022. As there were quite some delays, it will now take more years to complete the projects. As per reports, the first phase will take January 2024.

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The cost of the project of the Mumbai metro line was ₹23,136 crore before. In the first Cabinet meeting of the Eknath Shinde government, the new budget of ₹33,405 crores was approved. It is an increase of ₹10,000 crores. The state government is now contributing ₹ 3,699.81 crores. It was ₹2,402.7 crores earlier.