Mumbai’s first Metro corridor (Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar), built on a public private partnership (PPP) model was inaugurated 8 June 2014. This will be the first Metro line to be commissioned since then.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will flag off the inaugural run of these services.
Since the Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety granted his approval, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has been carrying out dry runs of the services at a frequency of 10 minutes to check the efficacy and preparedness of the system.
Both Metro 2A and 7 routes will cater to regions of the western suburbs as the corridor is built on the Link Road and the Western Express Highway.
Trials for Phase-I of Metro 2A (Dahisar West-D N Nagar-Andheri West) and 7 (Dahisar East-Andheri East interconnecting with Line 1) were flagged off on 31 May 2021.
Indigenously designed Metro cars will operate on 25 kV AC traction power and will be equipped with CCTV surveillance. These will have the provision to carry passenger bicycles inside the coaches.