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MMRDA demand may further delay metro

The much-awaited Metro corridor between Versova, Andheri and Ghatkopar is staring at a serious delay after the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MM-RDA) dropped a bombshell recently.

mumbai Updated: Mar 05, 2011 00:49 IST
Zeeshan Shaikh

The much-awaited Metro corridor between Versova, Andheri and Ghatkopar is staring at a serious delay after the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) dropped a bombshell recently.

It has demanded that Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL) vacate the 6-hectare casting yard at Wadala where girders and pile caps weighing 180 to 230 tonnes are being churned out for the Metro.

MMRDA has sold the plot to a private developer. “We have suggested an alternative location for a new yard,” MMRDA joint director (PR) Dilip Kawathkar said. But, the yard has heavy machinery that can’t be moved easily without affecting the construction pace of the Metro.