The state authorities have managed to bypass Juhu and even superstar Amitabh Bachchan’s bungalow Pratiksha while charting the route of Metro II. And, permission from the ministry of civil aviation is likely to come in for having an elevated Metro on SV Road next to Juhu Aerodrome.
As per the meeting held on Friday between Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) officials on the second phase of the larger Dahisar-Charkop-DN Nagar-Bandra-Mankhurd Metro line, the corridor will not pass through NS Road Number 10, ie the road where the Bachchans once lived.
“Draft of the Detailed Project Report was discussed on Friday with the DMRC for Metro 2-B (DN Nagar to Bandra). As per the discussions, the elevated Metro will be made on Gulmohar Road instead of NS Road Number 10,” said UPS Madan, metropolitan commissioner.
The Metro line will start at the existing DN Nagar Metro station and head straight to JVPD Junction only to take left for Gulmohar Road. This means that the Juhu residents who have been opposing the elevated Metro line in favour of an underground one have been bypassed. More info