Mumbai: The Metro line-3 would be completely functional by the end of 2021, MMRC (Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.) Managing Director Ashwini Bhide, revealed on Friday. After her visit at the site of the tunnel boring for Siddhivinayak-Naya Nagar route, Bhide said that all the hurdles, including the Aarey car shed issue, have been resolved.
The digging work will be done after a complete soil study below Mumbai city and taking old heritage structures’ durability into consideration, she said.
The underground tunnel will have four metro stations that will stretch up to 2 kms from Siddhivinayak-Dadar-Shitlamata to Naya Nagar (Mahim) with the chances being, this stretch will be completed within its deadline of December 2019.
The TBM (Tunnel Boeing machine) will be used for the construction that cuts the rock on an average speed of 12 metres per day.
Aarey route of metro rail will be functional by June 2021, whereas all the other ongoing projects & routes will be functional by the end of the same year.