Mumbai Metro Line 10 is expected to be commissioned by December 2027

MRT Online Desk Posted on: 2023-09-20 06:10:00 Viewer: 4,917 Comments: 0 Country: India City: Mumbai

Mumbai Metro Line 10 is expected to be commissioned by December 2027

Mumbai, India (Metro Rail Today): The upcoming Mumbai Metro Line 10 is set to have a unique double-decker design and is likely to be completed by December 2027. This metro line will serve as an extension of the ongoing Metro-4 (Wadala-Ghatkopar-Thane-Kasarvadavli) and Metro-4A (Kasarvadavli-Gaimukh) projects.

The construction of Metro Line-10, which spans nearly 10 kilometers, is about to commence under the supervision of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). The primary goal of this project is to establish direct connectivity between Metro-4 and Mira Road.

One of the standout features of Metro Line-10 is its double-decker design. It will run above an elevated road planned between Gaimukh and Fountain Hotel. The line begins at Gaimukh, where Line 4A ends, and stretches for 9.20 kilometers, terminating at Mira Gaon.

To facilitate the project, the MMRDA has already appointed the consortium of Systra-DB Engineering as consultants, and they are in the process of appointing a consultant to obtain environmental clearance.

Once the environmental clearance is secured, the tendering process can begin in the current year, with actual construction work slated to commence in 2024. The project is expected to be completed within 36 months. Metro Line-10 covers a distance of 9.2 kilometers, with approximately 4 kilometers of it being an elevated section between Gaimukh and Hotel Fountain on National Highway-8.

The project, with an estimated cost of Rs 4,476 crore, was approved in September 2019 and was initially scheduled for completion in 2025. The decision to implement a double-decker design was made due to the limitations of widening the road at Ghodbunder. The metro will be constructed above the elevated road, at a height of at least 20 meters from the ground level.

The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation has already obtained some approvals for the elevated road, and the MMRDA can seek the transfer of these approvals for the construction of Metro-10.

Notably, Metro Line-10 will operate as an extension of the ongoing Metro-4 (Wadala-Ghatkopar-Thane-Kasarvadavli) and Metro-4A (Kasarvadavli-Gaimukh) projects. Officials have confirmed that there is no need to construct a separate depot for Metro Line-10. The existing depot at Mogharpada, which serves lines 4, 4A, and 11 (CSMT-Wadala), will also cater to this new line.

The key features of Mumbai Metro Line 10 include:

Double-Decker Design: The metro will run above an elevated road planned between Gaimukh and Fountain Hotel. This design is necessary because widening the road at Ghodbunder was not feasible. The metro will be built at a height of at least 20 meters from the ground level.

Route: Mumbai Metro Line-10 will stretch approximately 9.20 kilometers and will connect Gaimukh, where Line 4A ends, to Mira Gaon. About 4 kilometers of this route will be elevated, running between Gaimukh and Hotel Fountain on national highway-8.

Consultants: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has appointed the consortium of Systra-DB Engineering as consultants for the project. Additionally, they are in the process of appointing a consultant to obtain environmental clearance.

Construction Timeline: Once environmental clearance is secured, the tendering process is expected to start in the current year (2023), with actual construction commencing in 2024. The project is anticipated to be completed within 36 months, meaning it should be operational by December 2027.

Approval and Funding: The project, with an estimated cost of Rs 4,476 crore, received approval in September 2019. It was originally scheduled to be finished by 2025.

Train Depot: There will be no need to construct a separate depot for Metro Line-10. The existing depot at Mogharpada, which serves lines 4, 4A, and 11 (CSMT-Wadala), will also cater to this new line.

  




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