Indigenous Mumbai Metro lines of 2A and 7 slate test trials in January 2021

Bharat Earth Movers Limited to deliver metro rake to MMRDA by December.

Establishment work of metro line 2A and 7 stands at 80% completion and in the coming months, all work related to train laying, signalling and civil construction will pave the way for scheduling the first trial-run of these lines from January 14, 2021. These routes of 2A and 7 will connect Dahisar to DN Nagar and Andheri East Respectively.


Metro Trials in Pipeline

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The contract for Metro Rake of these two routes is with the Indian manufactures, Bharat Earth Movers Limited which has helped the project be one of the marquee tenders of the 'Make in India' initiative. The BEML is also contracted ₹3, 816 crore to provide 504 carriages for 84 trains sets, each of 6 units for the metro lines of 2A, 2B and 7.

Though the trial runs on 2A and 7 lines were earlier this year, opening up the lines to the public by 2020, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic decelerated the manufacturing and construction process, delaying the delivery of cars and establishment of routes. This resulted in an overall slow down the testing procedure which is now dated in 2021.

The MMRDA is to receive 4 of these indigenously designed trains of the Mumbai Metro by January 10 and thus the test runs have been set up from January 14.

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Increasing COVID recoveries, falling cases and deaths promise Maha and Mumbai a quick revival

The situation of Mumbai circle continues to raise alarm, however, rapid recoveries are expected soon

The state of Maharashtra has managed to withdraw itself from the fearful clutch of the coronavirus, reporting a summit recovery of 32,007 patients. The State Health Minister also highlighted the falling numbers of fresh cases and mortality count, that dawns a proverbial ray of hope on the State. Capital Mumbai is also mirroring this healing phenomenon with more recoveries than admissions, along with a falling fatality count.

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Mumbai to get 150 more suburban train services from Monday

The selected 10 per cent staff will require QR ID codes from the government which along with a valid identity card to commute after buying tickets/passes, said an official.


Mumbai will get additional 150 suburban trains on the Western Railway (WR) which will ease the commuting travails for office goers and those in essential services permitted by the Maharashtra government, officials said in Mumbai on Sunday.

With this, the number of WR suburban services will shoot up from 350 to 500 daily, while the Central Railway is already running 355 services. This works out to 855 services daily - or barely one-third of the regular 2,300-plus suburban services that was the norm before the lockdown in March-end.

With the increase in services, the government permitted 10 per cent of key employees of private and cooperative banks to commute by local trains, in addition to essential staff of public sector banks, various government departments, aircraft maintenance staffers and lawyers who have been allowed so far.

The selected 10 per cent staff will require QR ID codes from the government which along with a valid identity card to commute after buying tickets/passes, said an official.

To avoid overcrowding and maintain physical distance, the WR and CR will open additional ticket booking counters at major stations on the suburban section which spans across Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad.

Presently, many office-goers, especially those from Thane, Palghar and Raigad who commute to their workplaces in Mumbai are forced to travel at least 6 hours daily owing to huge traffic snarls on main roads and the two highways serving the country's commercial capital.

Moreover, despite the restricted categories allowed to commute by local trains, there is overcrowding during the morning-evening peak hours making a sham of the physical distancing norms.

- With inputs from IANS

The State of Maharashtra has recorded recoveries that supersede the tally of fresh coronavirus cases. On Saturday, the state reported 20,519 new cases, 23,501 recoveries along with 425 fatalities. The statistics of Mumbai also improved with 5000+ recoveries.

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Maharashtra has exhibited a positive recovery rate for 3 days in a row, growing from 70.90 per cent to 71.47 per cent. Besides this, the state mortality rate stands at 2.72 per cent as per the data analysis on Friday. The state has accumulated 425 new fatalities to the total tally of 32,216 COVID deaths. According to the reports, Maharashtra witnessed a death roughly every 3.2 minutes as a spike of 902 new cases was added every hour to the state tally Friday..


With this highest swell in single-day recoveries, the active case tally of the state plunged to negative, projecting the possibility of a quick revival against the virus. However, a disparity which was identified between the state and the capital in terms of statistics and numbers till Friday got dissolved on Saturday when Mumbai recorded 5105 recoveries. The deteriorating health graph of Mumbai notched more recoveries on Saturday unlike the rest of the week, along with the second-highest fatality count of 50, after Pune which recorded 55 deaths.


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Other state districts have also recorded high death counts, namely Nagpur with 36 deaths, Satara with 26 and Thane at 37. Sangli reported 26 deaths.

Knock Knock

Besides Mumbai/Pune Circle, the state of Maharashtra has been successful in controlling and/or reducing the effects of coronavirus transmission and spread. For the Capital & Pune to attain a speedy recovery, the people and the state have to join forces and combat the growth and repercussions of the virus together.


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