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PM Modi to lay foundation stones of 3 Metro lines in Mumbai

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PM Modi to lay foundation stones of 3 Metro lines in Mumbai

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday will lay foundation stones of three Mumbai Metro lines that will serve the city.

While the 9.2-km-long Gaimukh to Shivaji Chowk (Mira Road) Metro-10 corridor and 20.7-km-long Kalyan to Taloja Metro-12 corridor will serve the region; the 12.8-km-long Wadala to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Metro-11 corridor will ease commute to South Bombay (SoBo) from the Central suburb Wadala.

Along with the Metro Lines, the PM Modi will also lay foundation stone of Metro Bhavan.

This 154-metre and 32-storey Centre will control a total network of 337 km - that will operate in the city of Mumbai and its Metropolitan Region.

The buildable area for the Bhavan is 1,14,088 square metres of which 24,293 square metres are spared for Operation Control Centre; 9,624 square metres for the Metro Training Institute and 80,171 square metres for various simulators and Metro related technical offices.

The Metro coach, on exhibition in Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), is the first Metro coach that is manufactured under the Make in India initiative.

The state-of-the-art coach is manufactured in mere 75 days as against 365 days.

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has ordered for more than 500 such coaches to ferry commuters on Dahisar to DN Nagar Metro-2A and Andheri (East) to Dahisar (East) Metro-7 corridors which are looking at completion very soon.

These coaches will be welcoming differently abled commuters too and provide a dedicated space to hang your bicycles. They provide automated surveillance, door opening and closing, obstacles, heat, smoke, fire detectors and can transmit video surveillance in real time.

The Bandongri Metro Station on Andheri (East) to Dahisar (East) Metro-7 corridor will too serve commuters.

It has facilities such as synchronised platform screen doors to avoid crowd pushing and related accidents and fire detectors and suppressors, intrusion and unattended object detection system. There will also be automatic rescue devices, energy efficient elevators, escalators, LED fittings with use of solar energy. The elevators are facilitated with braille's buttons.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also unveil the Brand Vision Document of Maha Mumbai Metro.