Two Metro Stations on Line 2B Stand Cancelled Due to Overlap

Two Metro Stations on Line 2B Stand Cancelled Due to Overlap

Following a reassessment done by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), two metro stations of Metro Line 2B that would pass through DN Nagar - BKC - Mandalay have been scrapped. 

The proposed MMRDA stations at BKC and the Kurla Terminus Metro Station have been cancelled. This effectively means the Metro Line 2B will only have 20 stations on its route as compared to 22. 

MMRDA Commissioner RA Rajeev said that the two stations were scrapped as they would overlap with the ramp at the Kala Nagar flyover. Although considerations were made to shift the MMRDA station further east, it was then found to be in conflict with the Income Tax Office Junction. The commissioner added that there are height restrictions in place around the airport area in Kurla.

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“MMRDA should have thought of an alternative place in Kurla (west). It had gone ahead with the decision without seeking suggestions of residents,” RTI activist Anil Galgali said. 

It’s no secret that several metro projects have been stalled as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. Fortunately, the MMRCL is expected to greenlight some metro projects starting early next year, while pending projects are expected to get a boost as well. 

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