The two Mumbai metro lines — 2A (Dahisar-DN Nagar) and 7 (Dahisar E-Andheri E) —is expected to be operational by 2021, said RA Rajeev, Metropolitan Commissioner of MMRDA.
The work on two metro projects were delayed due COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. The projects were supposed to be completed by December 2020.
RA Rajeev further said, "COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on the metro project. Due to covid the cost of construction increased plus the manpower and machines were ideal for sometime and so on.Manpower for MMRDA projects are not just Indian but from 12 different nationalities that came down especially for metro projects. So, MMRDA had to manage them. That escalated the costs further."