Package-7, on the Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 corridor, implemented by the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has completed construction of all slabs of all the three stations – Marol Naka, MIDC and latest being the SEEPZ Station.
- The construction work includes all four slabs – base slab, concourse slab, mezzanine slab and roof slab.
- While Marol Naka station is being constructed by employing NATM method (New Austrian Tunneling Method) and will have four Entry-Exit points, SEEPZ and MIDC stations are being constructed by employing cut and cover methods and will have four and three Entry-Exit points respectively.
“SEEPZ station will provide easy commuting to the office-goers visiting this major business district as presently there is no direct connectivity by suburban railways. The area boasts of important landmarks such as Electronic Regional Test Laboratory, SEEPZ village Bus Station, Holy Spirit Hospital, Aarey Milk Colony etc.”, said Mr. Ranjit Singh Deol, Managing Director, MMRC.
“Heavy traffic activity in the area posed enough challenges before us. However, Traffic Police and MCGM made our task easier than it appeared. Once the corridor is operational, the station will provide north-south, east-west connectivity to Mumbaikars”, said Mr. SK Gupta, Director (Projects), MMRC.
- SEEPZ station is expected to witness more than 24 thousand footfalls of up-and-down commuters daily.
- The overall station progress of package 7 is 76%.
The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC), on December 16, 2020 achieved 35th breakthrough at Dadar Metro Station.
- With the 1.12 km. a long tunnel from Siddhivinayak to Dadar, package-4 has completed its entire tunneling of 10.96 km for which three TBMs were deployed in total.
- The Herrenknecht made Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) Krishna-1, equipped with Earth Pressure Balance technology, had started its main drive on July 7, 2020 and has completed the downline stretch using 805 rings.
- As on 16.12.2020, the overall progress of Dadar Metro Station is around 42%.
- Package-4 which includes Siddhivinayak, Dadar and Sitladevi stations, witnessed 8 breakthroughs (Nayanagar to Dharavi (Upline – 589m and downline – 589m), (Nayanagar to Dadar (Upline – 2491m and downline – 2472m), (Siddhivinayak to Dadar (Upline -1106m and downline – 1126m), (Siddhivinayak to Worli (Upline – 1305m and downline – 1284m).
Source: MMRC-Press Release | Image Credit (representational): MMRC