Mumbai metro Line 3 work to begin in October
INDIA: Work on Mumbai metro Line 3 is due to begin next month, following the signing of six of the seven civil works packages in late August. The joint ventures for each works package are:
- Package 1, Cuffe Parade – Hutatma Chowk (Rs29·9bn): Larsen & Toubro and Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co;
- Package 2, CST Metro – Grant Road (Rs25·2bn): Hindustan Construction Co and Moscow Metrostroy;
- Package 3, Mumbai Central – Worli (Rs25·6bn): Doğuş and Soma;
- Package 4, Siddhivinayak – Shitladevi (Rs28·3bn): Continental Engineering Corp, ITD Cementation and Tata Projects;
- Package 5, Dharavi – Santacruz (Rs28·2bn): J Kumar Infraprojects and China Railway Tunnel Group;
- Package 6, CSIA – CSA International (Rs21·2bn): J Kumar Infraprojects and China Railway Tunnel Group;
- Package 7, Marol Naka – Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone (Rs22·8bn): Larsen & Toubro and Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co.
The project is being promoted by the Mumbai Metro Rail Corp special-purpose vehicle, a joint venture of the national and Maharashtra state governments, with part of the funding coming from a JICA loan.
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, including interchanges with IR’s Western and Central suburban railways, the monorail, metro Line 1 and the future metro Line 2. Ridership is forecast at 1·4 million passengers/day in 2021, rising to 1·7 million in 2031.