Mumbai Metro 2A and 7 service to commence in May 2021

Mumbai Metro 2A and 7 service to commence in May 2021

Mumbaikars have been waiting for the Mumbai Metro to start now from forever now. It now seems that two lines of the Mumbai Metro will be operational in 2021 itself.  On Tuesday, January 19 Maharashtra urban development minister Eknath Shinde, informed that the government is eyeing the deadline of May 2021 to make two metro lines - Metro 2A (Dahisar-DN Nagar) and Metro 7 (Dahisar E-Andheri E) by the end of May 2021 operational.

This announcement was made by Shinde while he was visiting the Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) manufacturing unit in Bengaluru. He also mentioned that the first coach for Metro-2A or the Yellow line will leave Bengaluru on January 23 and reach Mumbai’s Charkop depot on January 27.

According to reports, the same is will be unveiled by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on January 29, 2021, after its arrival in Mumbai.

The vehicle will be tested in March this year. Moreover, from February, two trains will arrive every month, and it is learned that initially, a total of 10 trains will run on both the routes and these are expected to be driverless. 

While Delhi and Kolkata already had metro, Mumbai got its first metro in 2014. The first line that connects Versova, Ghatkopar and Andheri has got a good response and commuters are looking forward for the project to be completed soon. Shine said, “In the next five years, Mumbai will have a 337km metro network. While the work slowed down after March 2020 owing to the pandemic, it has picked speed again and the government will work towards completing projects on time”. 

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