Tuesday, July 10, 2018

MMRDA drops plans to extend Metro-VII to domestic airport

Passengers travelling from western suburbs and far off to domestic airport via Metro train will have to get down at International Airport as the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has decided to terminate the earlier planned Metro corridor between Bhayandar and domestic airport which would have connected Terminal 2 (T2) with the western suburbs due to technical challenges underground.

However, according to MMRDA, passengers can get down at T2 and take Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-III underground corridor up to domestic airport. It said that the proposed Metro corridors at the airport will be integrated with each other and also with T2.

An MMRDA official said, "We had plans to extend Dahisar East-Andheri East Metro-VII corridor to domestic airport but with Metro-III running underground, we are facing technical challenges."
10/07/18 Mehul R Thakkar/DNA