Five months after it started extending the Harbour line between Andheri and Goregaon, the railways has admitted that the project will take at least 4 years to be completed.
“The project is funded under the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP-II),” said P C Sehgal, managing director of the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC). There are plans to extend the Harbour line to Borivli under the MUTP-III.
The new tracks would run on the extreme western-end, taking off from where the Harbour line ends at Andheri, said MRVC officials. The station building at Andheri will be demolished to make way for the new tracks, the officials added. This, they said, will be done only after the construction of a new building on the eastern side of the station. Work on the new building has begun.
President of Mumbai railway suburban passenger association, Deepak Gandhi, accused the authorities of not taking the projects seriously, resulting in delays.