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PM Narendra Modi lays foundation of three metro corridors in Mumbai



PM Narendra Modi lays foundation of three metro corridors in Mumbai: Details, Highlights

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 7th Sep 2019, laid the foundation stones for three Metro corridors worth over 19,000 crore rupees in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

The three Metro corridors are believed to carry more than 40 lakh commuters daily and is expected to be operational from 2031.

PM Narendra Modi also inaugurated the first metro coach manufactured by the state-run Bharat Earth Movers under the ‘Make In India’ initiative.  

The three metro projects were launched with vision ‘Mumbai in Minutes’.

PM Modi also laid foundation stone of the state-of-the-art Metro Bhavan which is a 32 storey centre and would control 14 metro lines around 337 km radius. It would be constructed on the 20,387 square meter plot with buildable area 1,14,088 square meters.

The metro coach was made in a record time of 75 days with a design speed of 90 kmph and an operational speed of 80 kmph. It was designed by Bharat Earth Movers Ltd(BEML) in Mumbai.  

Bandongri Metro Station in Kandivali East of Maharashtra was inaugurated by PM Modi.

The three metro lines:

  1. 9.2 km long Gaimukh to ShivajiChowk Metro-10 corridor
  2. 12.7 km long Wadala to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Metro-11 corridor and
  3. 20.7 km long Kalyan to Taloja Metro-12 corridor.

PM Modi also released Brand Vision Document for Maha Mumbai Metro developed by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMDRA) was released.


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