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Mumbai Metro Red Line 7
Overview
Status(Under Construction)
OwnerMMRDA
Line number7
LocaleMumbai Metropolitan Region
TerminiBhayander NSCB ground
Andheri (East) and CSMIA International
Stations19
WebsiteLine 7
Service
TypeRapid Transit
SystemMumbai Metro
Operator(s)MMRDA
Depot(s)Charkop(temporary), Bhayandar(Planned)
Rolling stockBEML
History
Planned openingJanuary 2022
Technical
Line length16.5 km (10.3 mi)
CharacterElevated
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Electrification25 Kv AC Overhead catenary
Route map

Line 7
to
Line 9
Dahisar Depot
to
Line 2
0.0000
Dahisar (East)
1.1404
Shrinath Nagar (Ovaripada)
2.1484
Borivali Omkareshwar (National Park)
3.2749
Devipada
4.0972
Magathane Bus Depot (Borivali)
5.8249
Mahindra & Mahindra
6.4492
Bandongri
7.4569
Kurar Village
8.3449
Vitt Bhatti Junction (Dindoshi)
9.4249
Aarey Road Junction
11.7434
Mahanand (Goregaon East)
13.1110
JVLR Junction on
Line 6
14.2951
Shankarwadi
15.5249
Andheri (East)
Western Express Highway on
Line 1
16.0849
Airport Colony
to
Line 3
18.9342
CSMIA International
Airport interchange
to
Line 8

Red Line 7 of the Mumbai Metro is part of the metro system for the city of Mumbai, India. The 33.5 km (20.8 mi) line is partially elevated (16.475 km (10.237 mi) section under construction, and 13.5 km (8.4 mi) section approved) and partially underground (3.5 km (2.2 mi) underground section approved[1][2]), and consists of 29 (14 elevated under construction, 12 elevated approved and 3 underground approved) stations, stretching from Golden Nest, Bhayander in the north as Metro 9 to CSMIA T2 in the south as Line 7A.[3]

Planning

In February 2017, the MMRDA announced that the DMRC was preparing a detailed project report (DPR) on Red line extension, a proposed 9 km extension of Red Line from Dahisar to Bhayander, via Mira Road.[4] Preliminary plans prepared jointly by MMRDA and DMRC, proposed a 9 km elevated extension of Red Line from Dahisar to Bhayander, via Mira Road. The extension will have 9 stations, with an inter-station distance of 1 km. The line will run parallel to the Surat-Dahisar Highway, then turn left at Kashi Mira Junction, before passing through Mira Road-Bhayander, and terminating at Golden Nest Circle, Bhayander. The project is estimated to cost 3,600 crore (US$480 million).[5][6][7] The extension was approved by the Maharashtra government in September 2018, and will be implemented as Red line extension.

In March 2017, the MMRDA stated that the DMRC was conducting a feasibility study to extend the line to the T2 terminal of the airport. The proposed 3.17 km extension from Andheri to the domestic airport will pass beneath Blue Line's WEH station and is expected to cost between Rs 1,500 and 2,000 crore.[8] The extensions to Mira Road and the airport were officially announced by Chief Minister Fadnavis on 30 March 2017.[9][10][11] The alignment for the extension from Andheri to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Terminus was approved by the State Cabinet on 12 April 2017.[12] The 3.17 km includes a 0.98 km elevated stretch and 2.11 km tunnel. The Maharashtra Cabinet approved the implementation of the extension, called Red line Airport extension, in September 2018.[13][14] Work on Airport extension was expected to begin by April 2019.[15] However, work began in early 2020 with an aim to complete by December 2021.[16]

In April 2017, the Civil Aviation Ministry provided 40 acres of land in Dahisar for the construction of the metro depot.[17][18]

Construction

The bhoomipujan ceremony for Line 7 was performed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Mumbai in October 2015.[19][20] Line 7 is being implemented through the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) model.[21] The project is estimated to cost 6,208 crore (US$820 million). Bids for the design and construction of the corridor were split into 3 packages, and awarded by the MMRDA in April 2016.[20]

Construction work on the corridor began on 8 August 2016. The project is expected to be completed by mid-2020. The contractors are likely to complete construction of the corridor and all 14 stations within 30 months from the day of commencement of work.[22] On 18 February 2017, MMRDA officials stated that 15% of piling, pile caps and pier work on the corridor had been completed.[23] By the end of April, 25% of piling work, 60% of barricading work and 77% of the soil testing for pier foundation had been completed.[24]

On 14 March 2017, the Mumbai High Court temporarily stayed all construction activities at Metro 7's casting yard in Bandra Reclamation. The Court was hearing a PIL filed by Mohammed Furqan Ali Mohammed Qureshi who alleged that the site of the casting yard had been reserved by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for use as a Sunni Muslim cemetery.[25][26] Piling work in Kandivli resulted in a gas pipeline bursting on 29 March 2017. The damage to the Mahanagar Gas pipeline resulted in temporary disruptions in the supply of CNG to Kandivli, Borivli, Dahisar, Mira Road and Bhayander.[27][28] Mahanagar Gas began repairing the pipeline on the evening of 31 March, and completed the work by the following evening.[29]

The MMRDA announced that construction of viaducts would begin in April 2017. The agency had completed construction of piers on several sections of the corridor, and the viaducts will be built at locations where pier caps have been built. The first viaduct was constructed in the section between JVLR to Mahanand. Construction of all pier caps along the corridor will be completed by the end of 2017.[30][31] The first U-girder, the concrete structure on which metro tracks are laid, was launched near Pathanwadi Junction in Malad on 2 May 2017.[32] In total, Metro 7 required 1,400 U-girders.[33] Work on erecting the U-girders, as well as disposal and dumping of muck generated from underground work is done only between 11:30 pm and 6:00 am. During this period, multi-axle trailers transport a U-girder weighing 170 tonne from the casting yard in Bandra to location where it is to be erected. The trailer must move slowly to avoid causing imbalance to the heavy load which can result in toppling, and takes roughly two hours to complete the journey. Lifting the girder and attaching it to the pier caps is also a difficult process and is carried out at night time. Traffic diversions are placed around the launching site to reduce the possibility of accidents. Officials erect an average of two girders every day.[34]

Contracts for Line 7[35]
Package Contractor
Mahanand Bombay Exhibition Simplex Infrastructure Ltd (Terminated in 2020);

JKumar Infraprojects Ltd (Since 2020 for elevated viaducts), NCC Ltd (Since 2020 for 4 stations)

JVLR Junction
Shankarwadi
Andheri (East)
Mahindra & Mahindra JKumar Infraprojects Ltd
Bandongri
Kurar Village
Vitt Bhatti Junction (Dindoshi)
V Nagar (Aarey Milk Colony)
Hub Mall (Goregaon East)
Dahisar (East) NCC Ltd
Shrinath Nagar (Ovaripada)
Borivali Omkareshwar (National Park)
Magathane Bus Depot (Borivali)
Contracts for Line 7A[36]
Package Contractor
Airport Colony (elevated) JKumar Infraprojects Ltd
CSIA (underground)

Current Status for Line 7

Metro 7 red line is expected to start operations in Jan-Feb 2022. Trial runs on section of 7 from Aarey to Dahisar East has started from 31 May 2021.

Sr. No. Name of Work Description Status for year 2017[37]
3 May 2017 25 May 2017 5 June 2017 23 August 2017 30 August 2017 7 September 2017 13 September 2017 4 October 2017 11 October 2017 25 October 2017
1 Soil Investigation Works soil investigation work for pier foundation completed 78% 79% 80% 87% 88% 89% 90% 91% 92%
2 Barricading Works barricading work completed. 62% 66% 67% 71% 72% 73% 75% 76%
3 Piling Works Out of 708 719 730
piling work for foundations completed 26% (162) 30% (182) 31% (191) 43% (243) 44% (251) 44% (260) 46% (267) 50% (294) 52% (305) 55% (323)
4 Pile Cap Works Out of 708 719 730
Pile Cap work completed 13% (95) 15% (105) 16% (108) 22% (108) 23% (163) 23% (169) 24% (175) 26% (189) 27% (195) 29% (209)
5 Pier Works Out of 709
piers cast 60 piers 63 piers 88 piers 92 piers 99 piers 101 piers 113 piers 120 piers 129 piers
6 Pier Cap Works pier caps cast 43 cast 53 cast 59 cast 106 cast 108 cast 118 cast 124 cast 134 cast 138 cast 147 cast
pier caps erected 18 erected 29 erected 32 erected 62 erected 70 erected 73 erected 83 erected 90 erected 96 erected
7 U Girder Works U-girders cast out of 1,400 109 cast 155 cast 165 cast 224 cast 228 cast 235 cast 237 cast 257 cast 265 cast 277 cast
U-girders erected 1 erected 16 erected 22 erected 73 erected 74 erected 76 erected 101 erected 106 erected 121 erected
8 Station Work Work is in progress at out of 13 stations Shankarwadi, Mahananda, Aarey, Pathanwadi, Bandongri, Magathane, National Park Shankarwadi, Mahananda, Aarey, Pathanwadi, Bandongri, Magathane, Devipada, National Park Andheri Metro (E), Shankarwadi, JVLR Jn., Mahananda, Aarey, Pathanwadi, Pushpa Park, Bandongri, Mahindra & Mahindra, Magathane, Devipada, National Park, Ovaripada
Sr. No. Name of Work Description Status for year 2018[37]
3 January 2018 10 January 2018 19 January 2018 24 January 2018 1 February 2018 11 February 2018 28 February 2018 14 March 2018 5 April 2018 10 April 2018 17 April 2018 8 May 2018 16 July 2018 4 December 2018
1 Soil Investigation Works soil investigation work for pier foundation completed 95% 96% 97% 98%
2 Barricading Works barricading work completed. 79% 80%
Utility Works Works completed 87% 88% 89% 90% 93% 94%
3 Piling Works Out of 709
piling work for foundations completed 67% (417) 68% (422) 70% (436) 72% (436) 73% (449) 75% (463) 77% (481) 79% (488) 82% (508) 82% (510) 83% (515) 85% (528) 89% (561) 96% (680)
4 Pile Cap Works Out of 709
Pile Cap work completed 43% (306) 44% (313) 46% (326) 47% (335) 49% (345) 51% (363) 55% (389) 57% (402) 61% (432) 61% (433) 62% (440) 65% (461) 77% (545)
5 Pier Works Out of 709
piers cast 193 piers 196 piers 202 piers 208 piers 227 piers 235 piers 251 piers 259 piers 285 piers 287 piers 308 piers 475 piers
6 Pier Cap Works pier caps cast 218 cast 234 cast 245 cast 248 cast 246 cast 254 cast 262 cast 266 cast 283 cast 284 cast 286 cast 292 cast 307 cast 425 cast
pier caps erected 135 erected 141 erected 148 erected 151 erected 153 erected 161 erected 174 erected 178 erected 196 erected 197 erected 211 erected 225 erected 262 erected 369 erected
7 U Girder Works U-girders cast out of 1,400 336 cast 344 cast 352 cast 365 cast 382 cast 388 cast 392 cast 415 cast 417 cast 420 cast 433 cast 478 cast 770 cast
U-girders erected 187 erected 192 erected 194 erected 194 erected 198 erected 209 erected 228 erected 243 erected 244 erected 264 erected 320 erected 588 erected
8 Station Work Work is in progress at out of 13 stations Andheri Metro (E), Shankarwadi, JVLR Jn., Mahananda, Aarey, Pathanwadi, Pushpa Park, Bandongri, Mahindra & Mahindra, Magathane, Devipada, National Park, Ovaripada
Sr. No. Name of Work Description Status for year 2019-21[37]
17 July 2019 25 November 2019 15 January 2020 29 July 2020 1 September 2020 1 October 2020 1 November 2020 1 January 2021 1 February 2021 1 March 2021 1 May 2021
1 Soil Investigation Works Soil investigation work for pier foundation completed 100% 99% 100%
2 Utility Works Works completed 94% 99% 99.5%
3 Piling Works Piling work for foundations completed 99% 100%
4 Pile Cap Works Pile Cap work completed 91% 92% 93% 97% 98% 96% 99% 100%
5 Pier Works Piers cast 81% 85% 90% 93% 94% 95% 97% 99% 100%
6 Pier Cap Works Pier caps cast 88% 81% 83% 93% 88% 93% 96% 98% 100%
Pier caps erected 80% 76% 79% 85% 90% 93% 96% 100%
7 U Girder Works U-girders cast out of 1,400 72% 85% 87% 88% 93% 95% 98% 99.75%
U-girders erected 61% 73% 76% 83% 82% 86% 87% 90% 98%
8 I Girder Works I-girders cast 80% 82% 85% 86% 96%
I-girders erected 65% 70% 75% 81%
9 Deck Slab (Via) Deck Slab completed 69% 77% 81%
10 Station Work Works completed 54% 65% 68% 73.56% 73.88% 75.23% 76.50% 82% 82.02% 85.36% 87.68%
Work is in progress at out of 13 stations Andheri (E) / Gundavali, Mogra, Jogeshwari (East), Goregaon (East), Aarey, Dindoshi, Kurar, Akurli, Poisar, Magathane, Devipada, National Park & Ovaripada

Current Status for Line 7A

Sr. No. Name of Work Status for year 2021[38]
1 March 2021 1 May 2021 1 June 2021 2 August 2021 30 September 2021
1 Survey Work 100%
2 Barricading board fixing 15% 27% 30%
3 Soil Investigation Works 86% 89% 92%
4 Utility Identification Works 28% 29% 32%
5 Piling Works 19%
Test Pile 100%
6 Working Pile 22%
7 Pile cap 9%

Funding

Line 7 is estimated to cost 6,208 crore (US$820 million).[20] The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide 43-48% of the total project cost through a loan at an interest rate of 1.4%. The Maharasthra State Government is the guarantor for the loan.[33]

On 2 March 2019, the Union Ministry of Finance stated that it signed a $926 million loan agreement with the ADB to fund construction of Metro 2 and 7. This was the single largest infrastructure loan ever extended by the ADB. The funds will be used to procure 63 six-car trainsets and for signalling and safety systems on both corridors.[39]

The proposed extension of Line 7 from Dahisar to Bhayander is estimated to cost 3,600 crore (US$480 million), and the underground extension to the International Airport shall cost an additional 600 crore (US$80 million).[40]

Stations

13 stations are being planned on Line 7.

Red Line 7
# Station Name[41] Status Connections Layout
English Marathi
1 Dahisar (East) दहिसर (पूर्व) Under Construction  Yellow Line 2  (Under Construction) and
 Red Line 9  (Under Construction)
Elevated
2 Ovaripada ओवरीपाडा Under Construction None Elevated
3 National Park राष्ट्रीय उद्यान Under Construction None Elevated
4 Devipada देवीपाडा Under Construction None Elevated
5 Magathane मगाठाणे Under Construction None Elevated
6 Mahindra & Mahindra
(Poisar)
महिंद्रा आणि महिंद्रा
(पोईसर)
Under Construction None Elevated
7 Bandongri
/ Akurli
बाणडोंगरी
/ आकुर्ली
Under Construction None Elevated
8 Kurar Village कुरार गाव Under Construction None Elevated
9 Dindoshi दिंडोशी Under Construction None Elevated
10 Aarey Road Junction आरे रोड जंक्शन Under Construction None Elevated
11 Mahanand (Goregaon East) महानंद (गोरेगाव पूर्व) Under Construction None Elevated
12 JVLR Junction
(Jogeshwari East)
जेवीएलआर जंक्शन
(जोगेश्वरी पूर्व)
Under Construction  Pink Line 6  (Under Construction) Elevated
13 Shankarwadi
/ Mogarpada
शंकरवाडी
/ मोगरपाडा
Under Construction None Elevated
14 Andheri (East)
/ Gundavali
अंधेरी (पूर्व)
/ गुंडवली
Under Construction  Blue Line 1  Elevated

2 stations are being planned on Line 7A. Connected to word Andheri to CSIA (Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport)

Red Line 7A
# Station Name Status Connections Layout
English Marathi
1 Airport Colony विमानतळ वसाहत Under Construction None Elevated
2 CSMIA T2 छ.शि.म.आं.वि. टर्मिनल २ Under Construction  Aqua Line 3  (Under Construction)
and  Gold Line 8  (Proposed)
Underground

Rolling Stock

The MMRDA allotted 340 crore (US$45 million) to the DMRC to implement and commission rolling stock, signalling and telecommunication work for the Metro 2A and Metro 7 corridors on 26 November 2016.[42][43][44]

After floating tenders Companies including Alstom India, Bombardier, CRRC Zhouzhou, CRRC Nanjing, CRRC Puzen, BEML India Ltd, Hyundai Rotem, etc. Eventually BEML India limited won the Contract of ₹ 3640 Crore to supply 378 coaches comprising 63 Trains Sets of 6 car driverless configuration. MMRDA ordered additional 21 Six Car train sets from BEML in early 2020.

In April 2019, the MMRDA issued tenders for the rooftop solar PV power projects at stations on Line 7.[45]

Over the course of two weeks in March–April 2017, Mumbai residents saved nearly 4,000 trees planted on dividers and along the WEH that had been planned to be felled for metro construction. Residents replanted these trees at their own housing societies, as well as schools and other locations. Nearly 210 people and over 40 housing societies participated in the initiative coordinating their efforts through Whatsapp messages.[46]

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