MMRC completes 87 per cent work on Mumbai Metro 3

The press statement was issued recently by the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) which also stated that the department had achieved 31st breakthrough in the Metro-3 construction.

MMRC completes 87 per cent work on Mumbai Metro 3

The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) on Monday, September 21, 2020, completed another milstone. The department achieved 31st breakthrough in the Metro-3 construction, which stretches from Colaba-Bandra-Seepz.

As per reports, this line of Mumbai Metro is spread across 33.5 km and 87 per cent of the work related to tunnelling was completed recently. This part of the work was related to the underground Metro corridor, and officials said to have had the breakthrough when the tunnel boring machine (TBMs) finished the work.

The press statement issued by MMRC stated that the Tapi-1 TBM, on Monday, completed its downline 1.5 km stretch in 449 days, which was planned between Sahar station and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) T1 station.

Talking about the same to the media, MD-MMRC, Ranjit Singh Deol, stated that the CSMT's T1 station is expected to have a heavy footfall and will be one of the important stations in the Metro-3 line. As per reports, officials are expecting more than one lakh commuters on the station, as it will offer direct connectivity to both the domestic and international airports thereby solve the traffic-related problems in Mumbai.

Officials have also confirmed that over 60 per cent of the civil work planned for his project has been completed. This proposed corridor will include T1, T2 and the Sahar road stations, and as per the current status, around 85 per cent of the work on the overall package and 55 per cent work on T1 station is completed.

The team is expecting one more breakthrough in the process, and some more are expected in the city. Construction of other metro lines are being planned in the city, and around seven TBMs have been put to work across other corridors in Mumbai and is expected to be completed in early 2021. 

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