|Mumbai Metro Red Line 7|
|Status||(Partially Open & Partially Under Construction)|
|Locale||Mumbai Metropolitan Region|
|Opened||2 April 2022 (16.5 km)|
19 January 2023 (5.5 km)
|Line length||22 km (14 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||25 Kv AC Overhead catenary|
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 (29.975 km (18.626 mi) of which 13.5 km (8.4 mi) is still under construction) and partially underground (3.5 km (2.2 mi), under construction). and consists of 29 stations (26 elevated and 3 underground), stretching from Golden Nest, Bhayander in the north as Metro 9 to CSMIA T2 in the south as Line 7A. The 5.5 km (3.4 mi) section of red line from Aarey Flyover to Gundavli(Andheri East) was inaugurated on January 19, 2023.
In February 2017, the MMRDA announced that the DMRC was preparing a detailed project report (DPR) on Red line extension, a proposed 9 km (5.6 mi) extension of Red Line from Dahisar to Bhayander, via Mira Road. Preliminary plans prepared jointly by MMRDA and DMRC, proposed a 9 km (5.6 mi) 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 (0.62 mi). 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$450 million). 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 (1.97 mi) 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. The extensions to Mira Road and the airport were officially announced by Chief Minister Fadnavis on 30 March 2017. The alignment for the extension from Andheri to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Terminus was approved by the State Cabinet on 12 April 2017. The 3.17 km (1.97 mi) includes a 0.98 km (0.61 mi) elevated stretch and 2.11 km (1.31 mi) tunnel. The Maharashtra Cabinet approved the implementation of the extension, called Red line Airport extension, in September 2018. Work on Airport extension was expected to begin by April 2019. However, work began in early 2020 with an aim to complete by December 2021.
In April 2017, the Civil Aviation Ministry provided 40 acres of land in Dahisar for the construction of the metro depot.
The bhoomipujan ceremony for Line 7 was performed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Mumbai in October 2015. Line 7 is being implemented through the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) model. The project is estimated to cost ₹6,208 crore (US$780 million). Bids for the design and construction of the corridor were split into 3 packages, and awarded by the MMRDA in April 2016.
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. On 18 February 2017, MMRDA officials stated that 15% of piling, pile caps and pier work on the corridor had been completed. 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.
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. 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. Mahanagar Gas began repairing the pipeline on the evening of 31 March, and completed the work by the following evening.
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. The first U-girder, the concrete structure on which metro tracks are laid, was launched near Pathanwadi Junction in Malad on 2 May 2017. In total, Metro 7 required 1,400 U-girders. 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.
|Gundavali station, Andheri (East); Pedestrian interchange with Line-1 ("Blue Line")||Simplex Infrastructure Ltd (Terminated in 2020);|
JKumar Infraprojects Ltd (Since 2020 for elevated viaducts);
NCC Ltd (Since 2020 for 4 stations)
|Mogra station (Shankarwadi)|
|Jogeshwari (East) Station near JVLR-WEH Junction|
|Goregaon (East) station near NESCO Exhibition Grounds|
|Mahindra & Mahindra||JKumar Infraprojects Ltd|
|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)|
|Airport Colony (elevated)||JKumar Infraprojects Ltd|
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|
|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|
|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|
|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%|
|8||I Girder Works||I-girders cast||80%||82%||85%||86%||96%|
|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|
|Sr. No.||Name of Work||Status for year 2021|
|1 March 2021||1 May 2021||1 June 2021||2 August 2021||30 September 2021|
|2||Barricading board fixing||15%||27%||30%|
|3||Soil Investigation Works||86%||89%||92%|
|4||Utility Identification Works||28%||29%||32%|
Line 7 is estimated to cost ₹6,208 crore (US$780 million). 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 Government of Maharashtra is the guarantor for the loan. On 2 March 2019, the Union Ministry of Finance stated that it signed a $926 million loan agreement with the ADB to fund the 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 signaling and safety systems on both corridors.
The proposed extension of Line 7 from Dahisar to Bhayander is estimated to cost ₹3,600 crore (US$450 million), and the underground extension to the International Airport shall cost an additional ₹600 crore (US$75 million).
14 stations are under operation as of 19 January 2023.
|Red Line 7|
|1||Dahisar East||दहिसर पूर्व||2 April 2022||Yellow Line 2 and
Red Line 9 (Under Construction)
|2||Ovaripada||ओवरीपाडा||2 April 2022||None||Elevated|
|3||Rashtriya Udyan||राष्ट्रीय उद्यान||2 April 2022||None||Elevated|
|4||Devipada||देवीपाडा||2 April 2022||None||Elevated|
|5||Magathane||मागाठाणे||2 April 2022||None||Elevated|
|6||Poisar||पोईसर||2 April 2022||None||Elevated|
|7||Akurli||आकुर्ली||2 April 2022||None||Elevated|
|8||Kurar||कुरार||2 April 2022||None||Elevated|
|9||Dindoshi||दिंडोशी||2 April 2022||None||Elevated|
|10||Aarey||आरे||2 April 2022||None||Elevated|
|11||Goregaon East||गोरेगाव पूर्व||19 January 2023||None||Elevated|
|12||Jogeshwari East||जोगेश्वरी पूर्व||19 January 2023||Pink Line 6 (Under Construction)||Elevated|
|13||Mogra||मोगरा||19 January 2023||None||Elevated|
|14||Gundavali||गुंदवली||19 January 2023||Blue Line 1||Elevated|
2 stations are being planned on Line 7A connecting Gundavali to CSIA (Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport).
|Red Line 7A|
|1||Airport Colony||विमानतळ वसाहत||Under Construction||None||Elevated|
|2||CSMIA International||सीएसएमआयए आंतरराष्ट्रीय||Under Construction||Aqua Line 3 (Under Construction)
and Gold Line 8 (Proposed)
In April 2019, the MMRDA issued tenders for the rooftop solar PV power projects at stations on Line 7.
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.
The MMRDA allotted ₹340 crore (US$43 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.
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.
A consortium of Indian company Datamatics and Italian company AEP Ticketing solutions S.R.L was awarded a ₹160 crore (US$20 million) contract to implement the automated fare collection system for Metro 7 and Metro 2 in February 2019.