MMRDA Chief Interacts With Mumbaikars On Board; Gets Positive Feedback From Metro Travelers

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Recently, Dr. Sanjay Mukherjee, IAS, Metropolitan Commissioner of MMRDA (Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority), interacted with commuters travelling via metro in Mumbai. It was an unprecedented action taken by the MMRDA chief. He had a great conversation with passengers on the Mumbai Metro.

Taking to X (formerly Twitter), MMRDA’s official handle posted, “Dr. Sanjay Mukherjee, IAS, Metropolitan Commissioner of MMRDA & CMD @MMMOCL_Official took proactive steps to engage directly with Mumbai Metro commuters. The feedback he received was overwhelmingly positive, with commuters expressing their satisfaction and recognizing the clear dedication to improving city transportation.”

In the video that MMRDA tweeted on its official account, @MMRDAOfficial, commuters discuss the health advantages of taking the Metro with Dr. Mukherjee and offer their opinions. His interactions with ladies revealed that they felt safe riding the Metro. Another commuter was pleased with the pricing and comfort. In the video, Dr. Mukherjee is also conversing with a little youngster. The MMRDA metropolitan commissioner heard commuters’ varied opinions about the Mumbai Metro.

In other updates about Metro, Metro services between the two most important business and real estate hubs in the city, Worli and the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), should be up and running by the second half of 2024. This is because the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has decided to start service on this 9.63-km stretch of the Metro-3 line after phase one from Aarey Colony to BKC opens at the end of May. In the previous proposal, services between BKC and Cuffe Parade were to be launched simultaneously for the entirety of phase two.

Speaking to attendees of an infrastructure summit at BKC, Ashwini Bhide, managing director of MMRC, stated, “There is no need to wait till works at Girgaon and Kalbadevi stations are complete. We will be able to extend Metro-3 operations until here thanks to the crossover at Acharya Atre Chowk that will allow reversal of trains (to BKC).”

She further added that in the next ten to fifteen days, there will be complete depot connectivity, at which point they can begin phase one integrated trials. If all certificates and clearances are received, they anticipate having this stretch open to the public by the end of May.