Trail Run Of Mumbai Metro Line-3 Scheduled On 75th Independence Day: Report

by V Bhagya Subhashini - Aug 13, 2022 05:15 PM +05:30 IST
Trail Run Of Mumbai Metro Line-3 Scheduled On 75th Independence Day: ReportUnder-construction tunnel for Mumbai Metro Line 3 (Ashwini Bhide/Twitter)

The prototype train for the Metro Line 3 (Colaba-Bandra-Seepz) underground corridor is expected to run trials on August 15, 2022.

The three kilometres stretch between Sariput Nagar and Marol Naka metro station would be used for the testing.

The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has purchased a battery-operated shunter for the Metro car depot. For the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro Line-3's first eight-car prototype train, this battery-operated rail-cum-road shunter was successful.

"We have procured a battery-operated shunterfor Metro car depot. This battery-operated rail-cum-road shunter has successfully formed the first 8-car prototype train for the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz metro line-3," a Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) representative stated, reports The Economic Times.

The shunter is produced under the Make-In-India strategy, thanks to a joint venture and technology transfer agreement with the NITEQ of the Netherlands.

The Alstom trains produced cars for a prototype train whose manufacturing plant is based in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh.

By 2023, MMRCL hopes to have finished building Metro Line 3. These trains will run on a 25 KV AC traction supply and have a maximum passenger carrying capacity of 2,350 passengers.

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

Mumbai Metro Line 3

Metro Line 3 is a 33.5 km long underground corridor running along Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ. The corridor length is marked with 27 key stations, out of which 26 will be underground.

Metro Line 3 would connect Mumbai’s key financial hubs, such as Nariman Point, Bandra-Kurla-Complex, Fort, Worli, Lower Parel, Goregaon, etc. The metro will provide for the first time connectivity to the airport, Nariman Point, Cuffe Parade, Kalbadevi, Worli, BKC, Airport, SEEPZ and MIDC.

Besides, two crucial heritage stations of Mumbai, i.e. CSTM and Churchgate, will also get joined through the alignment.

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