Mumbai: Trial runs for 2 new traces of the metro challenge within the monetary capital can be held from January 14 subsequent yr and the dual pathways jointly measuring over 35 km can be inaugurated in Might 2021, best officers stated on Thursday.
The COVID-19 pandemic and resultant lockdowns impacted building paintings at the traces, Metropolitan Commissioner R A Rajeev advised journalists, including that bulk of the labourers who had left for his or her villages have returned now.
Metro tasks of over 337 km are being performed within the megapolis, which has just one operational line within the over 10-km Ghatkopar to Versova stretch at the present.
The 2 new traces are Line 2A between Dahisar to D N Nagar in Andheri having 17 increased stations, and Line 7 from Dahisar east to Andheri east with 13 increased stations.
Rajeev additional stated two devices of six-coach rakes will get started arriving via December as in opposition to the sooner expectation of August. By means of Might, the traces would have 5 rakes every to start out operations.
Initially, trains can have a frequency of 20-25 mins and customers can be charged as in keeping with the 2016-approved charges which get started at ₹10 for a adventure of as much as three km, he stated.
As in opposition to over 7,000 employees running at the metro tasks on the top, there are 6,300 at the present and particular groups had been shaped to paintings on particular stretches recognized as difficult, he stated.
Rajeev additionally hinted that there could also be value escalation within the tasks however declined to quantify the similar.
To a query at the vexed factor of Aarey wooded area and having a automobile shed there, Rajeev stated paintings can be achieved as in keeping with the instructions of the state executive.
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