BMC Chief takes stock of Metro corridor between Saki Naka and Ghatkopar

19521Mumbai:  Senior Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials on Friday visited the Metro rail corridor between Saki Naka and Ghatkopar to check the passenger dispersal system and other arrangements that needs to be made before the Versova — Andheri — Ghatkopar is commissioned for public use.

Civic Chief Sitaram Kunte, Deputy Additional Municipal Commissioner SVR Srinivas and chief engineer (road) Dattatreya Dixit were among those who visited the spot.

According to an official, there are issues related to passenger dispersal system at Asalfa and Jagruti Nagar stations, which need to be sorted out with the civic body. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) wants to implement Station Area Traffic Improvement Scheme (SATIS), for which changes need to be made to the road and pavement.

“The joint visit of the BMC and MMRDA officials focused on dispersal system that needs to be in place,” said Dilip Kawathkar, spokesperson of MMRDA.

A civic official said, “We are looking into issues brought to our notice by MMRDA. We will work to improve the station areas and adjacent approach roads.”

Since mid-2013, MMRDA has undertaken the SATIS project for 12 Metro stations, but had to face many hurdles due to narrow pavements and roads.