Mumbai Metro: MMRC Invites Bids For Multi-Modal Integration Facilities At Four Stations On Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Corridor

V Bhagya Subhashini

Mar 26, 2024, 03:23 PM | Updated 03:35 PM IST

Mumbai Metro. (Representative image).
Mumbai Metro. (Representative image).

The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has issued a call for bids to implement multi-modal integration facilities at four stations along the underground Line 3.

Marol Naka, SEEPZ, MIDC and Aarey are the stations set to benefit from this development. With an estimated cost of Rs 7.74 crore, interested bidders must submit their proposals by 13 April.

These stations, forming part of Phase 1 from BKC to Aarey, are poised to witness enhanced connectivity with existing transportation modes such as elevated metro lines and railways. An official emphasised that the integration facilities aim to ensure smooth transit for commuters.

The Mumbai Metro Line-3 is a 33.5-km-long underground stretch connecting the busiest and most congested regions in Mumbai.

The appointed contractor is expected to complete the development within two months, accounting for the monsoon season. The project scope encompasses various aspects including footpaths, road furniture, signages, bus stop improvements, and bicycle parking, among others.

Upon completion, the Metro 3 will link six commercial business districts, 30 employment offices, 12 educational institutions, 11 major hospitals, 10 transportation hubs, and numerous religious and recreational centres.

It is projected to become one of the busiest metro lines, catering to an estimated daily ridership of 14 lakh once fully operational, reports Indian Express.

First Underground Corridor

The Metro-3 running along Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ is the first underground metro corridor of Mumbai.

It will connect the Cuffe Parade business district in the extreme south of the city to SEEPZ in the north-central area with 26 underground and one at-grade station.

Mumbai Metro Line 3 Route Map ( MMRCL)
Mumbai Metro Line 3 Route Map ( MMRCL)

With an estimated project cost of Rs 33,000 crore, the project has received funding from several entities, including Japan's technical and lending agency, the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

The first phase, connecting Aarey to BKC, is expected to commence operation in May, with the entire corridor till Cuffe Parade likely to open by September 2024.

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