MMRDA aims to kickstart trial runs for Mumbai metro corridors 2A & 7 by May end

Trial runs for the 20 km-long second line of Mumbai Metro are likely begin by the end of this month

Mumbai's metro transport is set to receive a major boost soon as the MMRDA has decided to line up the trial runs for corridor 2A and 7 by the end of May. These will extend as the second phase of the metro-mesh in the MMR, connecting Dahisar East to Andheri East and Dahisar to DN Nagar, respectively.

As per the development authority plans, trail runs are likely to begin on May 26 along the 20 km-long stretch between Charkop Kamraj and Aarey Station, covering the two corridors. Reportedly, commercial runs along this sweep will begin by October and the entire line will be commissioned by the end of December 2021.


MMRDA attempts to meet infra-deadlines amid COVID spell

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has slated the trial runs of the second metro line in the approaching week to meet the scheduled deadlines, despite the pandemic lockdowns, delays and resource crunch. A landmark achievement, these tryouts will bolster the vision of facilitating enhanced connectivity to the city residents.

Reportedly, the corridor length expands up to a stretch of 35.1 km, including 18.6 km of Line 2 A and 16.5 km of Line 7. In the initial run, only 20 km will be tested, where work has been already attained. All rakes commissioned on this line will have six driverless coaches, with up to 380 passengers potential, per coach. The stations along this primary score corridor will be able to accommodate eight coach trains. Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Commissioner informed that other construction work will continue on the remaining line and it will be included in the scope of trial as and when it is completed.

The MMRDA is supervising the implementation of the entire metro web in Mumbai, comprising of a vast 337 km mesh across the metropolitan region. Once fully functional, this system is believed to dissolve the congestion on roads and traffic in the suburban local trains to provide a hassle-free commuting experience to the Mumbaikars.

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