With the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) continuing progress on the city’s first underground metro, a total of 2,125 families have been rehabilitated so far, officials said. . The families have been relocated to SRA (Slum Rehabilitation Authority) houses under the Mumbai Urban Transport Project’s rehabilitation and resettlement policy.
MMRCL is the managing authority that is implementing Mumbai’s first metro line called Line 3, which will connect Colaba to SEEPZ through the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC).
The administration is also implementing an in-house rehabilitation program for work-affected families (PAF). Under the program, 733 tenants from 30 old buildings – demolished for the project – are being rehabilitated in three-story houses in the same neighborhood. The apartments “will be larger compared to their current homes and come with modern amenities,” officials said.
According to MMRCL, G3, one of the buildings, has 473 apartments, 133 commercial shops, and 19 commercial offices. The K2 building will have 33 shops, 38 offices, and a fish market (Ground + 2 floors) while the K3 building will have approximately 200 residential units and eight retail stores. All three buildings are under construction.
Meanwhile, the MMRCL is expected to start commercial operations for Metro 3 civil works by the end of this year. There are nine places in the first phase. The second phase is expected to be completed in the next six months.