Travel with comfortToday suburban trains are overcrowded, carrying 5000 passengers against design capacity of 1750. Metro 3 is expected to reduce the load by nearly 15%. Since the entire train will be air-conditioned, commuters will be saved from noise/dust pollution and will be able travel with better comfort.
Connecting ‘Unconnected Areas’MML-3 would be running along Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ corridor connecting Mumbai’s key financial hubs such as Nariman Point, Bandra-Kurla-Complex, Fort, Worli, Lower Parel, Goregaon, etc. The metro will provide for the first time connectivity to airport, Nariman Point, Cuffe Parade, Kalbadevi, Worli, BKC, Airport, SEEPZ and MIDC. Besides, two important heritage stations of Mumbai i.e. CSTM and Churchgate will also get joined through MML-3 alignment.
Revisiting HistoryColaba station once commissioned in 1873 was subsequently closed in the year 1930. MML-3 project will bring Colaba back on the rail map after 85 years.
Inter-change facilitiesMML-3 would facilitate change over to the existing suburban trains at Churchgate, CSTM, Mumbai Central and Mahalakshmi. The existing suburban train facility would go hand-in-hand with the MML-3 to take the train services closer to the city areas that are not connected by suburban rail network.
Decongestion of the RoadsMany a traffic jams would be avoided and significant waiting time would be saved with Mumbai Metro Line-3. Once implemented, MML-3 would reduce traffic on the corridor by about 35% or by 4.5 lakh vehicles leading to decongestion of roads.
Reduction in Travel timeThe present travel time of 100 minutes from Cuffe Parade to Airport will come down to only 50 minutes due to MML-3.
Comfort and Security during travelOn account of provision of escalators/elevators, secured platforms, closed doors of train services, CCTV cover, there will be enhanced safety and comfort level for Senior citizens, ladies, patients etc. There will be entry from either side of roads avoiding FOBs/road crossing. Platform screen door will ensure safety of passengers and eliminate chances of accidents while alighting/boarding.
Minimal Cost Maximum ConvenienceMML-3 aims to provide the travelers convenient and comfortable journey with minimal cost being incurred. Commuters would travel by the air conditioned coaches of MML-3; spend no waiting time in the city traffic and would experience the facilities offered by the modern mass transit rail system at an affordable cost.
Environmental benefitsThere is expected to be reduction in air pollution, and improvement in air quality. MML-3 is committed to preserve the environment. As commuters would start to prefer the comforts of metro over other conventional transport options, there would be significant drop in air and noise pollution which are outcomes of burgeoning population in cities such as Mumbai.
Green & efficient transportTrains of MML-3 will have special feature of 40% regenerative energy generated during braking for captive use. Likely emission’s reduction on implementation of project are expected to be 1 lakh ton CO2 emissions per annum at the beginning.
Saving in fossil fuelOn account of reduction in approx. 4.5 lakhs vehicles on road per day, there will be saving of approx. 2.5 lakhs liters of fuel per day i.e. about Rs. 550 cr. per year.
Economic BenefitsMML-3 would be uniquely positioned to attract more business investments and is also expected to result in employment generation during and after construction.