INDIA: Groundbreaking ceremonies were held October 21 for Line 3 of the Mumbai metro, following the award of contracts for all seven works packages.

The 33·5 km north-south route will link Colaba with Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone via Bandra. There will be one at-grade and 26 underground stations. The project is being promoted by the Mumbai Metro Rail Corp special-purpose vehicle, a joint venture of the national and Maharashtra state governments.