Metro-9 and Metro-7A sanctioned; Rail network to soon reach Bhayander

The extension of the Metro Rail network by MMRDA will assist the citizens to take benefit of the widespread network. Meanwhile, the extended routes consist of two paths, i.e. Metro-7A and the Metro-9 route.

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In an attempt to strengthen the transportation throughout Mumbai, the web of the Metro Rail network is being extended gradually by the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA). Accordingly, the network was increased by introducing the route of Colaba-Bhiwandi and Andheri-Dahisar.  

Looking at the effectiveness of the rail system, the residents of Mira Road and Bhayander demanded that the Metro rail should be extended till their locality.

In response, MMRDA agreed to the demands of the residents and introduced the Metro-9 route which will be running from Dahisar-Bhayander. On Tuesday, the cabinet approved the proposal of construction of the Metro-9 route.

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Alongside, the Metro-7 route, i.e. Andheri-Dahisar, will see an extension as the route will be stretched from Andheri-Dahisar to Andheri-Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport and will be known as the 'Metro-7A route'. Thus, with both the routes receiving approval, the construction of the two paths will be commencing soon.

MMRDA officials have said that after the contract for the construction is finalised, the construction of both the routes will commence. They also assured that the construction of the two routes will be completed by 2022.

The Metro-7A route will be a 3.17 km route and will consist of only one station whereas the Metro-9 route will be a 10.41 km route and will have 10 stations throughout the path. Amongst which, the 10 Metro stations of the Metro-9 route will be over ground whereas the one station from Metro-7A route will be underground.

As per the officials, the estimated cost of both the Metro rail routes will be around ₹6,600 crore and is expected to be finished by 2022.

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