Metro 3 is coming up to connect Mumbai’s western suburbs from north to south. Earlier Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has announced to start the first phase of this route from Aarey to BKC from December 2023. In that regard, this route is on an average 93 percent complete. However, the works related to the system and the work of the car shed at Aarey are still between 75 percent complete. Therefore, since there is only two to two and a half months to start the route, the high officials have started the inspection quickly.
This route is being built by Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC). The company’s Managing Director Ashwini Bhide, Director (Projects) Subodh Gupta and Director (Systems) Rajeev inspected Santacruz, Sahar Road and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport Terminal 2 stations in the first phase of the route. These routes will intersect near Sahar station. That work was also inspected at this time. He also instructed to speed up the remaining works of the stations. These stations are 93, 93.6 and 95 percent complete respectively.
After this the team also visited the car shed of the project at Aarey. The main building, system related works, track works were reviewed in this depot. Presently, this car shed is 74.40 percent complete and an instruction to complete the urgent works was given at this time.
Engines that remove rust from cars are introduced
Aarey Carshed Depot is a very important part of the Metro 3 route, where the metro trains are repaired. The route has also been delayed due to the delay of the depot due to agitation and other technical reasons. But now the work of the depot is going on vigorously. Among them, a special engine that removes rust required for metro trains has recently entered the depot.