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In pics: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis inspects Mumbai metro at night

According to a report, the inspection was carried out from midnight till around 3am to prevent inconveniencing the commuters.

mumbai Updated: May 07, 2017 01:15 IST
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Devendra Fadnavis

Devendra Fadnavis launches the first ‘U’ girder on a metro corridor in Mumbai.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Maharashtra chief minister was out for an inspection of the Mumbai metro and road repairs after midnight on Wednesday.

According to a report, the inspection was carried out from midnight till around 3am to prevent inconveniencing the commuters.

Fadnavis and MMRDA officials travelled in a bus to the metro lines.

The CM also put the Metro-7 corridor -- Andheri(East) to Dahisar(East) stretch -- on the right track by launching its first U girder on Wednesday.

The Metro-7 is 16.5-km long elevated corridor with 14 stations. It will provide interconnectivity among the existing Western Express Highway, Western Railway, Metro Line 1 (Ghatkopar to Versova), the ongoing Metro Line 2A (Dahisar to D N Nagar) and the proposed Metro Line 6 (Swami Samarth Nagar to Vikhroli).

The expansion of Mumbai Metro is expected to reduce the traffic volume on roads and local trains apart from boosting the local transit system.