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Colour coding of Metro routes on the cards

AGE CORRESPONDENT
Published : Mar 29, 2016, 2:43 am IST
Updated : Mar 29, 2016, 2:43 am IST

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) will demarcate metro routes in a splash of rainbow colours for its proposed 118-km metro corridors on the lines of the Delhi metro to meet

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) will demarcate metro routes in a splash of rainbow colours for its proposed 118-km metro corridors on the lines of the Delhi metro to meet the common colour codification codes for metro systems worldwide.

“The plan of demarcating the metro line with rainbow colours will be executed in the later stages, as except the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar (VAG) Metro-1 corridor others are in the stage of execution. The colours will be chosen to give every metro line a distinct and different identity from each other. It will be done keeping in mind that any layman can relate to the colour instead of remembering the metro line by saying say Metro-1 or Metro-2A and Metro-2B,” said, UPS Madan, metropolitan commissioner, MMRDA.

For example, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the implementing agency of the 213-km metro network in Delhi has demarcated the routes as violet, yellow, red, green and silver line for better understanding of the common man.

The development means every metro line will be given identity by colour, such as violet, green, yellow or say blue line. Currently, there is only Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar (VAG) Metro-1 corridor, which is functional. However, the MMRDA is in the execution stage for DN-Nagar-Dahisar (Metro-2A), DN-Nagar-Bandra-Mankhurd (Metro-2B), Andheri-east Dahisar-east (Metro-7), Wadala-Thane-Kasarvadavli (Metro-4) and the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz (Metro-3) corridor, which is being implemented by the Mumbai Metro Region Corporation (MMRC).

“Once there is ample amount of work physically being carried out on the proposed metro corridors three authorities namely the MMRDA, MMRC, and the City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) which is constructing metro network in Navi Mumbai region will draw a common colour codification codes for the Metro corridors of the city and Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR),” said an MMRDA official.