Watch! PM Modi Flags Off Mumbai Metro Line 2A & 7; Services Start Today

by Suchismita Pal
Watch! PM Modi Flags Off Mumbai Metro Line 2A & 7; Services Start Today

Hello, Mumbaikars! Travelling is now going to be way easier for y’all. Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off two new lines on Mumbai Metro: Line 2A and Line 7. Line 2A has a length of 18.6 kilometres, and Line 7 runs for 16.5 kilometres. Operations on the two new lines will commence today.

Mumbai Metro Gets Two New Lines: 2A And 7

The extended part of Phase 2 of the Mumbai Metro runs for 9 kilometres. It covers a total of 8 stations from Andheri West to Valani. Line 2A links Dahisar East to DN Nagar and has a total of 17 stations including Pahadi Goregaon, Malad West, Oshiwara, Valnai, Kandivali West and Borivali West. Line 7 links Andheri East to Dahisar East and has a total of 13 stations including Gundavali, Goregaon East, Aarey and Ovaripada. There are two stations for interchanging lines at Gundavali in Andheri East and Andheri West.

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PM Modi Took A Ride Between Gundavali And Mogra Stations

PM Modi also took a metro train ride from Gundavali to Mogra. He has also shared pictures from the ride on his Twitter handle. In the pictures, the PM is seen interacting with students, locals and metro rail employees. Captioning the picture, PM Modi wrote that the metro will facilitate the ‘ease of living’ for Mumbai people. Apart from the new metro lines, the PM also launched the MUMBAI 1 Mobile App, the mobile ticketing application of Mumbai Metro which also accepts digital payments.

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Since the lines traverse bustling zones of Mumbai like Link Road and Western Express Highway, they are anticipated to get a footfall of around 4 lakh passengers. Also, travel time between various sections of the city will be reduced. The new lines also aim to control the issue of overcrowding.

MD of Mirachem Industries and Chairman of Ample Missiion, Aneel Murarka, took to his Twitter to honour PM Modi for the inauguration of the new lines. He also took a ride on the new route and stated that he had ‘first-class comfort’.

Are you excited to take a ride on these new lines?

Cover Image Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons and Twitter/Narendra Modi