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Mumbai Metro services on lines 2A & 7 to commence in January 2022

The Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) has launched preparations to commence metro operations on lines 2A and 7 by January 2022. As per reports, the maiden trails on the said corridors on May 31 this year, aiming at an October 2021 deadline. However, with the advent of the second wave of coronavirus and the consequent lockdown, the project opening has been postponed until next year.

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Maiden trials of the first phase of  Metro Lines 2A & 7 flagged off in Mumbai on Monday

As per the projected timeline, MMRDA commenced the maiden trials along a 20 km stretch of the overhead metro corridors, 2A and 7, on Monday. The Maharashtra CM flagged off the demo tests today, unrolling a festive spirit to honour the benchmark achievement. Reportedly, the Deputy CM, Mumbai Mayor along with other eminent cabinet ministers and MMRDA officials were present during the trial inauguration at the Akurli Metro Station.

This stretch will be launched as the second arm of the suburban metro corridor in the MMR, after 7 long years of Mumbai's solitary metro line, Metro 1. Authorities aim to commission commercial services along this sweep in two phases, starting September 2021.

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

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.

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