The first indigenously built rake to be deployed for Metro 2A (Dahisar to DN Nagar) and Metro 7 (Dahisar-Andheri via Western Express Highway) will leave from Bharat Earth Movers Ltd facility in Bengaluru on January 22 as Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority plans to commence services from May. The rake is expected to arrive at Charkop Metro car shed by January 27.
State urban development minister Eknath Shinde on Tuesday visited the BEML facility in Bengaluru and inspected the Metro train and its manufacturing process. “After seven years, Mumbai is ready to welcome the new Metro and Mumbaikars are curious about its ‘first look’. This train will undergo various trials once it arrives. We plan to begin services from May 2021.”
Construction of Metro lines and stations, which are being carried out through MMRDA, is in the final stages. Trial runs will commence in the next two months.