Hospital protest brings Metro work to a halt in Ghatkopar



MUMBAI: There seem to be endless hurdles for Mumbai’s first metro rail. The Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar route, slated to be commissioned by November 2012, has one more problem to deal with.

Sarvoday Hospital
Sarvoday Hospital

The Metro’s construction work has come to a halt near Sarvoday Hospital in Ghatkopar as members of Sarvoday Trust have refused to allow temporary demolition of the hospital’s compound wall for the construction. “Construction work on Golibar Road is suffering since two-and-a-half years due to this issue as authorities have failed to break the deadlock,” sources said.

The Trust is arguing that they will not allow it to happen until an MoU is signed between them and the MMRDA on the pending compensation issue pertaining to the land acquired from the hospital trust by the MMRDA for Andheri Ghatkopar Link Road expansion work.