The MMRDA has told the Bombay High Court that it arrived at a decision to construct the Metro 2B line overground after considering all the aspects, including its pros and cons. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), in an affidavit filed yesterday, also told the court that it was a “conscious decision” based on technical, scientific and other material considered by experts.
The proposed Metro 2B line will connect the city’s western and eastern suburbs. “MMRDA and the state government has taken into consideration all the aspects of the project, including the pros and cons of underground and elevated Metro, and have taken a conscious decision to go for elevated Metro in so far as Metro 2B and 2A lines are concerned,” the affidavit filed by MMRDA executive engineer Bhushan Mhaiske said.
The affidavit was submitted in response to a petition filed by the Juhu Vile Parle Development Cooperative Housing Association, the Gulmohar area society welfare group, and the Balabhai Nanavati Hospital in the city opposing the proposed alignment of the Metro 2B line. Read More