Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro line may be linked to Mumbai’s railway and bus stations
The MMRC is also looking at co-ordinating with different government agencies to use existing facilities such as parking lotsmumbai Updated: Dec 11, 2017 10:42 IST
The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) is looking at employing a consultant to specifically look at integrating the Metro-3 line (Colaba-Bandra-Seepz) stations to the existing public modes of transport such as suburban railway and bus stations, to make last-mile connectivity more seamless and coherent.
The MMRC is also looking at co-ordinating with different government agencies to make use of existing facilities such as parking lots or to develop new amenities, such as bicycle stands and improved pedestrian movement near upcoming Metro stations.
Ashwini Bhide, managing director, MMRC, said the planning authority will also look at engaging architecture students, academia and institutes working towards improving connectivity in the city for this exercise. “The idea is to study the area to understand how the existing amenities can be used at best to improve commuter experience and make last-mile connectivity completely seamless,” Bhide said.
The corridor will include 26 underground stations starting from Cuffe Parade in South Mumbai to Seepz in the western suburbs. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has already directed the authority to redesign station exits to include direct access points to the Mumbai Central station and Mumbai International airport, once the work is completed by December 2021.
Currently, 14% of the work on the corridor has been completed. Officials said of the 26 stations, piling work for 25 stations is already in progress. By the end of next year, the MMRC aims to complete work on all stations.