Even as the novel Coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the world, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has begun its infrastructure project works on war-footing.
Development work has commenced on the Mumbai Metro Line 7 (Dahisar East o Andheri East) as MMRDA received 12 escalators and two elevators in the last three days from China. The machinery came in as many as 30 containers and would be installed at three different stations of the Metro line. All the necessary precautions were taken of the shipment in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak.
Of the 12 escalators, four escalators each would be installed at Poisar (Mahindra & Mahindra), Magathane and Dindoshi (Pathanwadi) stations of Line 7 whereas the two elevators would be installed at the Akurli station. The authority has been doing all the installation and other construction work taking all relevant social distancing and sanitization measures.
The MMRDA has been initiating steps to curtail the onslaught of Coronavirus spread as it has started building a 1000-bed facility at its exhibition ground in Bandra Kurla Complex to cater to non-critical COVID-19 patients. The makeshift care centre would be made available within 15 days.
Source: MMRDA – Press Release