Authorities confident of 2012 completion date for Metro 1

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Source:  www.indiainfoline.com

The prestigious Mumbai Metro 1 project is a result of a consortium led by Reliance Infrastructure, in partnership with the MDA and Veolia Transport.

In a development that is bound to bring cheer for Mumbai’s weary commuters and overburdened transportation facilities, authorities for the Mumbai Metro 1 project estimate that the Metro will be fully functional by 2012.  The prestigious Mumbai Metro 1 project is a result of a consortium led by Reliance Infrastructure, in partnership with the MDA and Veolia Transport.

Covering a vast area between Versova and Ghatkopar, the various project phases are in progress simultaneously. These include construction of stations, depot, trackwork, Overhead electrification, Signalling etc.

Most of the station buildings and the depot are at an advanced stage of completion.  Some of the stations like Jagruti Nagar and Airport road are almost 95% completed while other stations are 70-75% completed.

The work of the most critical Metro Bridge over Western Railway Tracks at Andheri is going on in full swing under active supervision by the railways authorities, who have been cooperative.   The work on the cable stayed bridge is progressing, speedily.  The Form Travellers have been erected and the deck casting work at WEH bridge (over Jog flyover) is in progress.

Commenting on the development,  Rahul Asthana, Metropolitan Commissioner, said “Overall, over 80% of the Metro 1 corridor has been completed and we expect the metro would be fully functional by 2012”

“We have managed to ensure that work is carrying on smoothly, despite the monsoons. Also, most sections are being completed at a steady and rapid rate, despite the execution challenges” said MMOPL Spokesperson.

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