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Trains ready, station ready and civil work done but Mumbai Metro 3 is still waiting for the “missing carshed “to start services

Mumbai Metro 3 is still waiting to see light at the end of the tunnel even after the completion of most of the civil work and two trains ready, due to the carshed stuck in politico-environment battle.

The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC), in a recent development updated upon the progress of the various developmental works pertaining to the line 3 of the Mumbai Metro, the line 3 is considered to be as the most important one in the entire network of metro that is currently being built for Mumbai.

97% of tunnelling and 82% of civil work is complete for the important line 3. Eleven stations of the line 3 – Cuffe Parade, Vidhan Bhavan, Churchgate, Hutatma Chowk, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Mumbai Central, Siddhi Vinayak, CSMI-T2, Marol, MIDC and SEEPZ – are at a stage of more than 85% of completion. While, 9 stations; Mahalaxmi, Science Museum, Worli, Dadar, Dharavi, BKC, Vidyanagari, Santacruz, CSMI T-1 and Sahar Road are over 75% complete. The remaining five stations – Girgaon, Kalbadevi, Grant Road, Shitaladevi, Aacharya Are Chowk are about 50% complete. Even 15% of the track laying process is also complete.

Even two trainsets are ready but due to the lack of any progress on the carshed, the metro might get delayed in its start of operations. The new land parcel of the carshed( the original carshed was to be built at Aarey, which was opposed by Bollywood actors and environmentalist ) which is located at Kanjurmarg is embroiled in a legal tussle. In December 2020, Bombay high court had stayed the district collector’s decision to hand over the land parcel for the car shed and according to sources from then there has been virtually no effort from state agencies to vacate the stay so that the project comes back on track.

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