Locals support plan for underground Metro


By , TNN

MUMBAI: Inundated by congestion on the city’s roads every day, Mumbaikars seem to have a clear vision about future modes of transport.

On Wednesday, citizens did not raise any objections to the proposal to build an underground Metro rail link between Colaba and Seepz in Andheri via Bandra and the airport, thereby indicated their support to the subterranean route proposed between south Mumbai and the western suburbs, say Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) officials.

Citizens were invited to submit their objections and suggestions by January 11 over the third Metro line. “We have not received a single letter suggesting changes in the plan. This indicates the unanimous support of citizens to the Metro plan,” said a senior MMRDA official.The construction of the first Metro line (Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar) is progressing steadily and will be completed by the year-end, said an MMRDA official. However, the work on the Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd line is yet to take off, officials added. More info