Mumbai: SV Road residents want the Metro 2B route to be underground

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Residents of SV Road have been opposing the construction of an elevated Metro 2B, which will run from DN Nagar to Mandala in the eastern suburbs. It will be 23.5-km long and have intersections at Bandra and Kurla. SV Road stretches from Andheri to Bandra.

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The residents will request the Bombay High Court in a writ petition for the Metro 2B to be constructed underground. They are even planning a demonstration in South Mumbai on September 20 and will conduct signature campaigns in different parts of Mumbai.

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One of the residents, an architect, told Indian Express, that the elevated line would cause traffic bottlenecks every 1 km where railway stations are located. He said it would also block ventilation and light to houses on either side of the Metro and become a hotspot for hawkers, which could cause chaos.

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The gathering of residents who came to oppose the elevated Metro 2B was addressed by activist Ashoke Pandit. He revealed plans to create a campaign through different media like social, digital, electronic and print so that the underground metro would soon become a reality.

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An activist with the Juhu Citizens' Welfare Group said that the metro is being constructed with the citizen's tax money and hence it was their right to demand the right infrastructure.

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