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Mmrda Proposes To Drop National College Metro Stn | Mumbai News – Times of India



MUMBAI: Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has proposed to drop the National college metro station which is part of metro 2B corridor as there is a opposition to the the revised location and the previous spot was found to be technically unfeasible for construction work.
The 23.5 km long DN nagar to Mandale metro 2B corridor has a total of 22 station. National college metro station was the 8th station if one travels from DN nagar. It is situated between Saraswat nagar metro station and Bandra metro station near Lucky Hotel Junction.
In a letter to MLA Ashish Shelar dated August 10, 2023, MMRDA’s director (projects) Metro Project Implementation Unit Basavraj MR wrote, “After going through various options, station shifting back to original position is difficult.”
The original location of the station was near WR colony but it was shifted because of the presence of a 3.2-diameter sewage line, which posed a hindrance to the construction.
MMRDA then decided to shift the location near Tata blocks but residents began a campaign to opposite this as they felt that it would impact Sadhu Vaswani garden.
Residents had questioned the authorities on the need to “discreetly” shift the station, “without public notice, prior information or consulting” with them. Shelar had intervened on behalf of his constituents and has written to MMRDA to again reconsider the original location.
Basavraj informed Shelar in his letter said, “A proposal for deletion of National College metro station has been submitted to the Hon. Chief Minister and Chairman, MMRDA for directions. After receipt of approval from the Hon. Chief Minister and Chairman, MMRDA the proposal will be put up in Authority meeting of MMRDA for final discussion.”
Pashin Katpitia from Tata block said, “MMRDA should ideally relocate the station where it was originally planned. They should have strived for a better alternative solution much earlier.”
A resident, who did not wish to be identified said, “It will be a huge loss for commuters because National college metro station would have been used by thousands of commuters, especially college students.”



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