32-storey bldg to hold 10,000 Metro employees
Mumbai: A 32-storey tower — to be called Metro Bhavan — proposed at Aarey Milk Colony will house office space for 10,000 employees who will be part of control, monitoring, construction, engineering, maintenance and planning for all the 12 metro lines, some of which are under construction.
The total cost of entire 12route metro revamp is around Rs 1.25 lakh crore.
The Metro Bhavan will mainly house operation and control centre (OCC) for entire 276 km of metro lines in the metropolitan region.
The additional commercial space to be created at car depots being built separately for each line at 10 to 11different places across the city aTd thane will be rented out or sold to earn money and reduce the financial burden of metro projects and thus reduce the burden on commuter ticketing to affordable levels. One of these car depots will be at Aaarey compound for Metro 3. Commercial spaces at these depots and money to be earned through ticketing are expected to reduce 20% of the total cost expenses for all 12 lines.
“Aarey is going to be a centralised depot of all the 12 lines other than the underground Metro 3 (Colaba-Seepz),” said Pravin Darade, additional metropolitan commissioner.