Eight metro trains have been added to the Metro 3 fleet, with only one more awaiting arrival. The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) requires a total of nine metro trains to operate the initial phase of the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro 3 route between Aarey and BKC.
MUMBAI: The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) is in need of nine metro trains for the initial phase of the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro 3 route, specifically between Aarey and BKC. Currently, eight trains have arrived in Mumbai from Sricity, Andhra Pradesh. Presently, only one train remains outstanding, and it is anticipated to be stationed at the Aarey car shed in the coming days.
Metro 3 is presently under construction by MMRC. The entire 33.5 km route will be operationalized in two stages. MMRC is aiming to commence the first phase, running from BKC to Aarey, by December 2023, with the second phase, spanning from BKC to Cuffe Parade, set to begin in June 2024.
Consequently, MMRC has intensified efforts on the construction and technical aspects of the first phase. Simultaneously, the transportation and testing of metro trains for Mumbai have been expedited. A total of 31 trains are required for this 33.5 km route, with construction being carried out at Sricity, Andhra Pradesh, by a private company.
Moreover, MMRC needs a total of nine metro trains for the first phase, specifically from Aarey to BKC. Accordingly, MMRC confirmed the arrival of eight domestically manufactured, automated trains in Mumbai, all of which have been successfully completed.
The first train reached Mumbai in August 2022, and the eighth train has now arrived in September 2023. With only one train left, the wait will soon come to an end. Meanwhile, the anticipation among Mumbaikars to experience the new metro trains and the subway is expected to culminate in the next three to four month