The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has announced that significant progress has been made on the construction of the Medetiya Nagar station on the under-construction elevated Metro Line-9 (Dahisar East-Mira Bhayandar).
The MMRDA stated that 63.63% of the three-tier station is finished, with the construction involving a vehicular flyover on tier one, a concourse on tier two, and a platform on tier three, all standing at a height of 35 meters above the road level.
According to the MMRDA, all cast-in-situ elements, including the piers up to the platform level, have been completed, with the pier cap erection work now in full swing.
The MMRDA is responsible for overseeing the construction of the 10.58 km-long Metro Line-9, which will feature eight stations, connecting Mumbai suburbs to Mira-Bhayandar city.
At present, work on all stations in this alignment is 51% complete, with two interchange Metro stations set to be available on this line.
The first interchange station will be at Dahisar (E), connecting to the operational Metro Line-7 (Gundavali to Dahisar (E)) and Metro Line-2A (Andheri (W) to Dahisar (E)), while the second interchange station will be at Miragaon Metro station, connecting to the upcoming Metro Line-10 (Gaimukh to Shivaji Chowk).
Despite the challenges of integrating with different transport systems in Mumbai, MMRDA Commissioner S V R Srinivas believes that the Metro Line-9 will be a prime example of an integrated transport system in MMR, stating that “After the completion of Metro projects, the pattern of travel in MMR will be much more robust, connected, and sustainable.”
Once completed, the Metro Line-9 is expected to revolutionize transportation in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, providing an efficient, connected, and sustainable transport system for commuters.