Touching a big milestone, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has completed the viaduct work along the entire 18.5km pass of Metro 2A. The development agency will now move towards laying of track along with the DN Nagar - Link Road - Dahisar route. The feat has catapulted the Mumbai Metro 2A corridor closer to completion, ushering good news for commuters.
Phase I of Metro 2A to likely begin from January 2022
Going by the reports, the Adarsh Nagar Stretch near Oshiwara in the western suburbs was the only absent link on the corridor. This was primarily because the work was adjourned for around 4 years here due to illegal encroachments. It was only on October 5 that an I-girder was installed at the junction, bridging the missing link on the route. Notably, this 24-meter-long girder is the last of its kind on lane 2A and was erected in the record 30 minutes, despite weighing 42 tonnes.
According to the Metropolitan Commissioner, it took 4 months to rehabilitate over 40 families living here and additional 10 days to launch the girder. With these tasks checked off, MMRDA can now establish the metro tracks. Reportedly, the Metro 2A project scheme is segmented into two phases, namely I and II. If things flow according to the MMRDA timeline, Phase I will run services I between Dahanurkarwadi-Dahisar to Aarey Metro station of Metro 7 by January next year.
The launch of the new metro service will open up new avenues of public commute in Mumbai. Decongesting roads, it will also enable rapid transport for all, catering a much-need repsite to the daily travellers.