Mumbai: The Maharashtra cabinet has cleared the proposal for the Mumbai Metro 7A phase which will run from Andheri to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Terminus (CSMIT) and Metro 9 phase which will run from Dahisar to Mira-Bhayandar. The work for both phases will be completed by March 2022 and the total cost of both the projects will be around Rs 6,607 crore.
Metro 7A will be 3.17km long, of which 0.98 km will be elevated and 2.19 km underground. The 10.41km metro 9 will be a totally elevated route. Both routes will have a total 10 stations and one underground station.
The state government will extend Rs 1,631 crore as loan. Also, MMRDA will seek loan from other financial institutions. Rehabilitation of project-affected people (PAPs) will be carried out as per the MUTP-R&R policy.
The state government has informed that the initial fare of these phases will be Rs 10 for 0 to 3km; Rs 20 for 3 to 12km; Rs 30 for 12 to 18km; Rs 40 for 18 to 24 km; Rs 50 for 24 to 30 km; and so on. The aim is to save nearly 30 to 40 minutes while travelling from Mira-Bhayandar to Mumbai suburban. An estimated 847,000 commuters will travel initially along this route and the number will increase to 1,112,000 by 2031.
Metropolitan commissioner R.A. Rajeev said, âMetro projects 9 and 7A were cleared in the cabinet on Tuesday. The total cost of the projects is Rs 6,600 crore.â