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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
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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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.

First Published: May 03, 2017 18:16 IST