PM Narendra Modi, is in Maharashtra to announce multiple projects worth about 38,800 crore rupees. At 6 o’clock today in Mumbai, he will also dedicate two metro lines that are cost over $12,600 crore. On January 20, it will be available to the public starting at 4 PM.
Heavy trucks will not be on any routes, including the Western Express Highway in the Western Suburb. This is from 12 pm to 9 pm, according to a Mumbai Traffic Police advice. As part of the preparations for PM’s arrival, four units of the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) and one unit of the Anti-Riot Squad and Rapid Action Force will be on stations.
The use of drones, paragliders, and remote-controlled micro-light aircraft is also prohibited between the hours of noon and midnight. This is for areas under the supervision of four police stations: BKC, Andheri, Meghwadi, and Jogeshwari.
The PM will also launch the Mumbai 1 National Common Mobility Card and mobile app. The same will allow for UPI ticket purchases at metro station entry gates.
Facts about the two Mumbai Metro lines:
- The 18.6 km long Metro line 2A (yellow line) runs between Dahisar East to DN Nagar in Andheri West. From Andheri West to Valani, phase II has been extended by 9 kilometres, covering 8 stations. A distance of approximately 16.5 kilometres between Andheri East with Dahisar East by metro line 7. Its second phase, which spans 5.2 km from Goregaon East to Gundavali, will include four stations. According to MMRDA authorities, the two Metro lines will include a new interchange station at Gundavali in Andheri East and Andheri West.
- The combined metro trains from these two lines will travel a 35-km elevated corridor stretch on 22 rakes with a total of 30 elevated stations. Therefore, depending on the time of day, it is programmed to operate at an average frequency of every 10 minutes.
- Both of these metro lines originate at Link Road and Western Express Highway, two significant thoroughfares in Mumbai. They are anticipated to carry between three and four lakh passengers each day, lessen traffic and crowding, and cut down on travel time by at least 30 to 50 percent. By 2031, it hopes to assist at least 10 lakh daily commuters.
Operational metro is an absolute necessity in a city like Mumbai. The roads mostly experience heavy traffic and the local trains are gushing with passengers. Metro also provides fast commuting for travellers which will therefore be beneficial for Mumbai.
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