Mumbai Metro has recently inaugurated two new metro lines, 2A and 7, which are evidently off to a great start. On the third day, more than one lakh people used these two lines to commute. The Metro lines, which run on either side of the train tracks from Andheri to Dahisar, are proving to be extremely popular among Mumbai residents.
MMMOCL Reports The Number Of Commuters Since The Inauguration
As per an official from the Maha Mumbai Metro Operation Corporation Ltd. (MMMOCL), around 1.07 lakh passengers used the Metro lines up until 8 PM on Sunday. Despite it being a weekend, over a lakh people used the trains. The official believes it to be a demonstration of how well-liked they are becoming. Since their debut, both Metro lines have seen a lakh or more travellers each day.
According to statistics and ticketing data provided by the MMMOCL, the operations body for the Mumbai Metros, up until 8 p.m. on Saturday—the second day—the new lines saw a total ridership of 1.10 lakh.
The Routes Covered By Mumbai Metro Lines 2A And 7
Metro Line 2A
There are 17 stations along the 18.6 km elevated Metro Line, which runs from Dahisar to DN Nagar. The New Link Road, which runs from Dahisar East to DN Nagar and is one of Mumbai’s busiest thoroughfares, will be less congested thanks to this project.
At Dahisar and DN Nagar, it will enable quick and easy connections to the MRT and suburban rail systems. With the completion of this project, Mumbai’s northern, central, and western suburbs will be connected.
Metro Line 7
There are 13 stations along the 16.5-kilometre Metro Line which connects Andheri East and Dahisar East.
It will enable quick and easy connections to the MRT system at Andheri, JVLR, and Dahisar as well as the suburban rail system.
Mumbai Metro Connecting Housing Societies And Complexes
The Mumbai Metro has implemented a number of strategies to guarantee last-mile connectivity for its users. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) intends to connect crowded office buildings, shopping centres, sizable housing societies, and other public hubs to the Metro rail network as part of this project.
The first of these facilities will be constructed at Oberoi Mall and NESCO Goregaon. The project’s launch plans are being completed by the authorities.
Passengers can enter the nearby buildings easily and without any obstacles because the Metro stations will be connected to them via skywalks or travelators. The roads close to apartment buildings, workplaces, and commercial hubs should benefit from this as well.
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