MMRDA Says Metro Lines 2A and 7 Are on Course to Begin Operations in 2021

MMRDA Says Metro Lines 2A and 7 Are on Course to Begin Operations in 2021

Metropolitan Commissioner of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), RA Rajeev has said that Metro 2A (Dahisar-DN Nagar) and Metro 7 (Dahisar East - Andheri East) will start operations in 2021. 

These projects were expected to be finished by December 2020 but were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdowns last year.

“Unfortunately, the projects, which were supposed to conclude in December 2020, have been delayed due to COVID-19. Two metro lines — line 7 and 2A — were supposed to be completed by December 2020. But expect the work of these lines to be complete this year,” RA Rajeev, Metropolitan Commissioner of MMRDA, said while speaking to FPJ

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Speaking on the impact of the pandemic on other projects, the commissioner said, “Certainly, in the short-term, there have been impacts like in the implementation of the project; increased cost of construction; manpower and machines were ideal for sometime and so on.”

He also elaborated on a new ticketing structure that will improve the flow of movement for the commuters. “The ticketing system can be patented in the market. This is because the design of the system was developed and implemented (by me) during the COVID-19 times. This is mainly because this will integrate the various modes of travel experience through one travel system,” Rajeev said.

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