Metro construction work has been suspendedAll Metro construction work has been suspended except the critical works, due to Corona virus pandemic. The eight Metro lines being constructed in Mumbai are at various stages of completion.

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), the nodal agency involved in development of Metro, noted no major activities were being conducted on any of their Metro sites.

MMRDA is executing seven of the eight corridors namely, Lines 2A, 7, 2B, 6, 5, and extensions to Line 7 and Line 4A. Just the essential activities such as curing and securing sites against any damage due to inactivity are in progress.

The timelines of nearly all lines will be affected due to the lockdown. Moreover, Line 2A, between Dahisar and DN Nagar in Andheri (West), and Line 7, between Dahisar (East) and Andheri (East), were scheduled to be completed by December 2020 and early 2021.

The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRCL), which is executing the underground Colaba- Bandra-SEEPZ Metro 3, is only carrying out unavoidable activities, especially at tunnelling sites, such as monitoring of buildings and ground operations of tunnel boring machines in slow mode.

Apart from this, work on other lines is at various stages of construction, while for a few, the work is yet to commence.


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