Mumbai: The 11.04 Km Versova Andheri Ghatkopar(VAG) metro corridor that was thrown open earlier this month created a global record by carrying over 7.5 million commuters in less than a month of its operation.
"We expect the collector's office to hand over the land in a month's time,'' said MMRDA officials working on the project. They said the temple will not need to be shifted, only a part of the premises will have to move. Mumbai Metro's first line on Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar is being built by a special purpose vehicle - Mumbai Metro One - owned by Reliance Infra, the MMRDA and a French multinational, Veolia.
The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) is likely to award bids worth Rs11,000 crore for the construction of Colaba-Bandra-Seepz underground metro by the end of September this year.
Within the first quarter of Mumbai Metro getting commissioned, some recurring and serious problems have emerged during operations between the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar line.
It's not just cool inside Mumbai Metro, it's wet too. Air-conditioning ducts of coaches once again started leaking water inside on Tuesday afternoon. On the other hand, passengers have started complaining about the trains' non-functional air-conditioning system.
In a major relief to lakhs of commuters, the Mumbai Metro One Pvt. Ltd. has decided to freeze the existing fare structure till October 31, though the Fare Fixation Committee has permitted a fare in the band of Rs.10-110, an official said here on Monday.
The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link project that connects Sewri and Nhava port in Mumbai, is likely to get a boost as the World Bank has shown keen interest in funding the said project.
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Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited has invited applications for the recruitment of candidates to 53 posts. The interested and eligible candidates must send in their applications on or before July 12.
“A few structures of the mosque near Andheri station are coming in the way and holding up the steel bridge structure that is being pushed over the Western railway at Andheri station,” a site engineer told DNA. “The MMRDA, which is required to hand over 100% right of way to us is yet to get the required permissions from the mosque authorities for demolishing the said structure. This has led to another delay and for two months, work of the steel bridge is seeing slow progress,” he said.