MMRC completes 70 per cent tunnelling work for Metro-3 corridor

The Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro-3 corridor is the first and only fully underground corridor for Mumbai. MMRC Managing Director Ashwini Bhide stated that 16,000 people had worked day and night to create the 'gigantic engineering marvel' underneath

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Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) recently announced that it has completed 70 per cent of the tunnelling work that is required for Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 corridor. The Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 corridor is the first and only fully underground corridor for Mumbai.

Praising the employees, MMRCL Managing Director, Ashwini Bhide said that she is proud of the Metro-3 team who achieved the challenge in just two years. She also added that the 'gigantic engineering marvel' has been created with the help of a team of 16,000 people working day and night.

Of the 70 per cent work that is completed across the Metro-3 line, the maximum progress has been achieved on the stretch from Marol Naka to Aarey, i.e. 97 per cent. The Aarey to Marol Naka stretch, which is tagged as 'package 7', is expected to completed by December 12.

The metro rail body's Director (Projects), SK Gupta said that a total of 23 stretches of tunnelling across 38.25 km has been completed in 24 months. The total length of the route is 55 km.

Meanwhile, once the corridor is completed, it will carry close to 17 lakh passengers on a daily basis. This is bound to reduce 6.5 lakh daily vehicle trips, thus reducing 2.61 lakh MT pollution gases every year.

The metro rail line will consist of a total of 27 stations, of which, 26 will be underground.

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