INDIA: Extensions of Mumbai metro lines 2A and 7 were inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 19, with passenger services starting the following day.

The elevated Line 2A (Yellow) has been extended 9 km south from Dahanukarwadi to Andheri West, taking it to 18·6 km and 17 stations.

Line 7 has been extended 6·2 km south from Aarey to Gundavali, taking it to 16·5 km with 13 stations.

Both routes have interchanges with Line 1 (Purple).


Construction of lines 2A and 7 started in November 2016, and the first sections were inaugurated in April 2022.

Services are operated using six-car 25 kV 50 Hz trainsets supplied by BEML in Bengaluru. Alstom has supplied Urbalis 400 CBTC.

The trains and signalling have provision for future driverless operation, and all stations are fitted with platform screen doors.

  • Contractor Afcons completed construction of the 550 m Kasheli Creek viaduct for the future Line 5 on January 24.