By Accommodation Times News Services
Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation is facing many hurdles in the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro due to public opposition. Again the proposed plan is in trouble as, the residents of Colaba Woods of Cuffe Parade opposed to grant portion of Colaba Woods, a green space, for the underground Metro corridor.
Now MMRC has decided to alter some minute changes in its design to clear hurdles. Corporation was originally going to use 2,714 square metres, temporarily, for the construction of the station.
“We did this by reducing the total land requirement by at least 600 square metres. The proposed underground station will be located within a garden plot of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation that is adjacent to Colaba Woods,” said Ashwini Bhide, managing director at MMRC.
The proposed Cuffe Parade station, 400 metres long and about 25 metres wide, will be completely underground, and small structures for the entry, exit and ventilation shaft will be above the ground.