MUMBAI: A majority of Mumbai’s 26 underground Metro III stations will be located directly under the city’s arterial roads.
”Scarcity of land means the stations can only be below the road or open grounds. In this case majority are beneath roads as that is the only open space available. We do not want to construct them under buildings as people residing or working there would not be comfortable,” said Ashwini Bhide, managing director, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.
The underground stations will be embedded in rock almost at a depth of 75 feet, and above them will be the city’s utilities with layers of earth separating the two.
The 33.5 km underground metro will traverse 29 major roads from Colaba to BKC to Andheri SEEPZ. The Churchgate Metro will be under Jamshedji Tata Road, the Hutatma chowk station under D N Road, CST Metro under Mahapalika Marg and so on. More info