The country will soon get its second underwater railway tunnel in Mumbai as the city’s metro rail corporation limited has decided to develop the above on the Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Stretch. The first underwater railway subway tunnel was earlier built at Hooghly Kolkata.
According to metro authority sources, the subway tunnel will be constructed between Dharavi and Bandra-Kurla Complex. It will comprise of a section of BKC metro station and below the Mithi River.
Sources further said that that the authority has already started working on the plan to develop the tunnel. As the Mithi river bed will be bored upto 10 meters, so the authority is planning to move step by step taking care of all the precautions. They have already ordered and deployed latest precision engineering techniques as well as technologies to carry out the whole work to bore the tunnel under the Mithi River.
About Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Corridor
The Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Corridor or popularly known as Line 3 of the Mumbai Metro, is currently an under construction metro line which will be city’s first complete underground route. With a total of 27 metro stations, the 33.05 km metro line will connect Cuffe Parade business district in the South to SEEPZ in the north-central Mumbai. As the metro line will be underground, it will be going to reduce congestion on major areas of the cities that include Bandra, Churchgate etc.
The major station which will fall on this line comprise of Cuffe Parade, Nariman Point, Churchgate, CSMT, Girgaon, Worli, Dadar, Mahim, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Santacruz (East) the domestic and international terminals of Mumbai Airport, Andheri MIDC and SEEPZ. The estimated construction cost of the project is Rs 23,136 Crores.