Yes! You read it correctly. Bicycles are allowed in the newly launched Mumbai Metro line services – yellow line 2A and red line 7, which run parallel to each other.
I am happy to experience and report about the facility today. On a Sunday morning to avoid rush hour and weekday traffic, I went on my bicycle from Bandra to Andheri DN Nagar Metro station and from there took the Metro Line 2A and returned via Dahisar using line 7. During my journey, I did not have to change platforms while returning and came back to Andheri on the same train but arrived at Gundavali station.
Cyclists can carry their cycles in the Metro. There are no extra charges to carry a bicycle and each compartment has a dedicated parking slot which can accommodate one bicycle at a time. Instructions to park the bicycle are given on the side panel as you can see in the below image. The seats next to the parking rack are foldable.
One can easily take the bicycle from level zero to level 1 (concourse) to buy tickets and to level 2 (platform) using the escalator or an elevator. And if you have a smart card then you can directly go to the platform after passing the security check point.
The Mumbai Metro stations are disabled friendly and have wheelchair accessibility and toilets. One can download the Maha Metro mobile app from here and book tickets online. For inquiry you can call on the helpline number 1800 889 0505 or 1800 889 0808.
From Andheri station to Gundavali station the first train departs at 5:55 am while the last train departs at 9:24 pm and the services run 7 days a week including public holidays.
Launched by the Prime Minister:
Metro line 2A and 7 were inaugurated on the 19th of January 2023 by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in the presence of various other ministers, bureaucrats and media journalists. Exactly a month later, I had an opportunity to use the Metro services along with my bicycle.
As reported in the mainstream media, this route has already received a phenomenal response by daily commuters and passenger traffic has crossed a million mark in the initial two weeks itself. Once the other connecting lines get operational, the Metro services are expected to reduce road traffic, save commute time and offer world class travel experience to the citizens.
Mumbai Metro is a sustainable public transport and solves the problem of last mile connectivity. After you get off at any station, you have the option to rent a bicycle using a MYBYK mobile app which you can download from here. MYBYK is an Ahmedabad based public bicycle sharing system operational across the Mumbai Metro route. It is helping urban cities in India to complete last mile connection through a rental fleet called as shared mobility at nominal rates.
How much does it cost to travel in Mumbai Metro?
Mumbai Metro Line 2A and 7 ticket prices range from Rupees 10 to 50 and are priced as per the distance, here are the complete details:
- 0-3 km – Rs 10
- 3-12 km – Rs 20
- 12-18 km – Rs 30
- 18-24 km – Rs 40
- 24-30 km – Rs 50
What is the route of Mumbai Metro line 2A and 7 and the station names?
Total length of Mumbai Metro 2A yellow line is 18 kms and has 17 stations: (from South to North)
- Andheri West
- Lower Oshiwara
- Goregaon West
- Pahadi Goregaon
- Lower Malad
- Malad West
- Kandivali West
- Pahadi Eksar
- Borivali West
- Anand Nagar
- Dahisar East
The Metro line 2A intersects with Metro line 7 at Dahisar East and with line 6 Oshiwara.
The Mumbai Metro line 7 has 13 stations and is 16.5 km long: (from North to South)
- Rashtriya Udyan
- Goregaon East
- Jogeshwari East
Have you used the Mumbai Metro Services? How did you like it? Let me know in the comments section below.
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Author: Vijay Malhotra, Mumbai
2 thoughts on “BICYCLES ARE ALLOWED IN MUMBAI METRO LINE 2A AND 7”
These new Metro lines certainly look excellent. Thanks for showing.
They are indeed. It has brought much respite to the daily commuters and reduced travel time to a certain extent. Once fully operational, the Metro is expected to minimize burden on the local trains which are currently overcrowded which you must have seen on TV and Online space.