By Accommodation Times (www.accommodationtimes.com)
The railway ministry has granted the permission for the second line of Metro (Mumbai Metro on the Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd route) bridge across the Central Railway (CR) lines at Kurla and Mankhurd. According to the senior officials of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) getting approval from railway ministry wasn’t an easy task. MMRDA said that, the work of Metro-II is now got boost. The railway authorities have severe safety norms in place and the commissioner of railway safety insists on all of them being observed.
The first line of Mumbai Metro has been delayed due to the MMRDA had trouble getting the plans for a bridge across WR lines near Andheri station passed.
An official said that “the designed of bridge had to be changed and discussion took approx a year before was approved.” The Metro-II line will be 32km long and cost Rs.8, 250crore.