Mumbai Metro-3 update: MMRC installs first Escalator at Siddhivinayak Metro Station

The first Escalator of Siddhivinayak Metro Station of Mumbai Metro Line-3 has been set-up and made functional for testing. Speaking on this occasion MD, MMRC Mr. Ranjit Singh Deol, stated that “this Escalator has been made functional in a record time of 18 days and  dedicated to the project on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi”.

  • This Escalator is having capacity of carrying 7300 persons per hour at a maximum operational speed of 0.65 meters per second and 6000 persons per hour at lower operational speed of 0.5 meters per second.

About the project:

  • Mumbai Metro Line-3 (MML-3) is one of such key projects to improve the transportation scenario in the financial capital of India i.e. Mumbai. MML-3 projects a 33.5 Km. 
  • A long corridor running along Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ, envisages to decongest the traffic situation in Greater Mumbai. 
  • Upon completion, this fully underground corridor with 27 stations would connect Six business districts, 30 educational institutes, 30 recreational facilities and domestic as well as international airport terminals. 
  • It will have five interchange points for suburban railway and one each for Monorail and ‘Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar’ Metro-1.
  • Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRC) is the nodal agency responsible for the implementation of Mumbai Metro Line-3(MML-3) project. 
  • It has been constituted as a JV of the Govt. of India (GOI) and the Government of Maharashtra(GOM) on a 50:50 sharing basis.

Source: MMRC-Press Release