Construction work on the car shed for the DN Nagar and Andheri West-Mandale Metro Line 2B is progressing rapidly, with 70 per cent of the project already finished.
The car shed, situated on a 31-acre plot in Mandale, will accommodate up to 72 metro trains simultaneously, according to reports.
Tracking the progress, the development of the 'Stabling Casting Yard Phase 1' is almost complete, reaching 96 per cent, while 'Stabling Casting Yard Phase 2’ is 36 per cent finished.
Additionally, 75 per cent of the tracks dedicated to train testing have been successfully completed.
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is committed to expediting the remaining work on the Metro 2B route, including the car shed, with the aim of making the corridor operational by 2024.
Metro Line 2B
The metro 2B corridor will include 22 stations in a stretch of 23.5 km. The overall corridor is being built at an estimated cost of Rs 11,000 crore.
This stretch is part of the larger Metro Line-2 project line connecting Dahisar-Bandra-Mankhurd.
The line 2A is operational and runs from Dahisar to DN Nagar having an 18.6 km long elevated corridor with 17 stations. It was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 19 January 2023, along with Line 7.
This route aims to enhance the connectivity between western suburbs and eastern suburbs.
Line 2B will extend the operational Line 2A, from DN Nagar and Andheri West towards Mandale and Mankhurd, in the eastern suburbs.
The first phase will link DN Nagar to National College in Bandra and is projected for completion in 2024.
Chembur-Mandale link is the second phase which is expected to follow in June 2025.
Throughout the length of the corridor, it will intersect with the upcoming metro line 3 in Bandra, line 4 and the rail connection at Kurla, and will meet the monorail in Chembur.
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