The line three of the Mumbai Metro between Colaba and Santacruz Electronic Export Processing Zone (SEEPZ) has encountered an unlikely problem this time.

The 33.5-kilometre underground metro system will be passing through a Parsi agyari (fire temple) in Marine Lines, which has raised concerns among the trustees of the fire temple.

To put this in context, a non-Parsi cannot enter an agyari, putting the contractors in a spot as they need to map the location as well as check the building condition before proceeding with the construction of the metro line.

While the trustees have assured support for the project, the religion factor threatens to delay the project. The trustees, however, have sorted a middle path to break the deadlock: Have a Parsi contractor survey the fire temple.