Mumbai: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has signed an agreement with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Friday in New Delhi. According to the agreement, the DMRC is now the official body to implement the Metro line 2 from Dahisar to DN Nagar and it will also be an interim consultant for the Metro line 7 from Dahisar East to Andheri East.
Earlier in October this year, the executive committee of the MMRDA had granted administrative approval for the appointment of the DMRC to implement the 18.5-km-long Dahisar to DN Nagar Metro-2 corridor. It also approved the DMRC’s appointment as interim consultant for the 16.5-km-long Dahisar east-Andheri east Metro-7 corridor.
The Rs 5,566 crore Dahisar to DN Nagar Metro line 2 is the first phase of the Dahisar-Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd Metro line 2 and will be implemented by the DMRC who have prepared the detailed project report (DPR) for the project. The DMRC, as interim consultants will help MMRDA in appointing General Consultants for the Rs 4,737-crore Dahisar East to Andheri East Metro line 7. The DMRC will oversee the project and will help prepare all documentation related to construction including bid documents and estimations.
“We have started the process of studying the issues pertaining to the land acquisition for the Metro line 7 from Dahisar East to Andheri East. There are slums on both sides of the Western Expressway and for the Metro line to pass we have to rehabilitate the slum dwellers there,” said a MMRDA official.