Mumbai Metro update: New Road-Rail Shunter Loco & Mover inaugurated for Charkop Metro Depot

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Shri. R.A.Rajeev (Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA) on 06th Dec 2020, inaugurated the new Road-Rail Shunter Loco & Mover for the Charkop Metro Depot. These locomotives will carry-out shunting operations for the non-powered metro car trains. 

  • The Road-cum-Rail Mover (RMM) & the Diesel Shunting Loco will be able to haul an 8 car train set (360t) to serve the integral purpose of maintenance of electric metro train sets at the depot workshop. 
  • Ms. Adeshree Thakare was the first train operator to start these locomotives. 
  • The RMM & Road-cum-Rail Diesel Shunting Loco are fitted with various features & advanced safety measures. 
  • This will help in important maintenance work & sustain the optimum performance of metro trains to provide safe & easy commutes with the goal of achieving.

Project progress:

1. Mumbai Metro Line 2A (Dahisar – D.N. Nagar):

Overview:

  • Metro Line 2A from Dahisar to D N Nagar is 18.589 km. long elevated corridor with 17 stations.
  • It will provide interconnectivity among the existing Western Express Highway, Western Railway, Metro Line 1 (Ghatkopar to Versova), the ongoing Metro Lines 2B (D N Nagar to Mandale) & 7 (Andheri (E) to Dahisar (E)) and the proposed Metro Line 6 (Swami Samarth Nagar to Vikhroli).
  • It will facilitate smooth and efficient interchange with the suburban rail system and MRT system at Dahisar and D N Nagar.
  • The Metro line will provide connectivity between the Western, Central Mumbai and the Northern suburban Mumbai.
  • It will reduce the current travel time by anything between 50% and 75% depending on road conditions.

Present Status:

Updates as on 04th Dec 2020:

Sr. No. Name of Work Status
1 Soil Investigation Works 99.80 % of the soil investigation work for Pier foundation is completed.
2 Utility Works 99.80% completed.
3 Piling Works 99.50% completed.
4 Pile Cap Works 99.50% completed.
5 Pier Works 96.75% completed.
6 Pier Cap Works 98.80% cast and 96.55% erected.
7 U Girder Works 99.80% cast and 93.70% erected.
8 Station Work 78.00% completed.

2. Mumbai Metro Line 7 (Andheri East – Dahisar East):

Overview:

  • Metro Line 7 from Andheri (E) to Dahisar (E) is 16.475 km. long elevated corridor with 13 stations.
  • It will provide interconnectivity among the existing Western Express Highway, Western Railway, Metro Line 1 (Ghatkopar to Versova), the ongoing Metro Line 2A (Dahisar to D N Nagar) and the proposed Metro Line 6 (Swami Samarth Nagar to Vikhroli).
  • It will facilitate smooth and efficient interchange with the suburban rail system and MRT system at Andheri, JVLR and Dahisar.
  • Tke Metro line will provide connectivity between Central Mumbai and the Northern suburban Mumbai.
  • It will reduce the current travel time by anything between 50% and 75% depending on road conditions.

Present Status:

Updates as on 01th Nov 2020:

Sr. No. Name of Work Status
1 Soil Investigation Works 99% of the soil investigation work for Pier foundation is completed.
2 Utility Works 99% completed.
3 Piling Works 99% completed.
4 Pile Cap Works 96% completed.
5 Pier Works 95% completed.
6 Pier Cap Works 88% cast and 85% erected.
7 U Girder Works 88% cast and 82% erected.
8 I Girder Works 80% Cast and 65% Erected.
9 Deck Slab (Via) 69 % completed.
10 Station Work 76.50 % completed.

Source: MMRDA-Update

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