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Mumbai Metro

Mumbai metro

Mumbai is one of the busiest metropolitan cities of India in terms of countless daily travelers. In order to maintain its image of most dynamic Indian city and to make the journey of those million travelers comfortable, who come to Mumbai from different parts of India and world, Maharashtra government has taken creditable steps to provide its people easy and convenient modes of commutation.  One amongst them is building extensive metro system in Mumbai.

Mumbai Metro Rail

From a very long time, Maharashtra government was looking for a way to improve the traffic and transportation scene in Mumbai. They wanted to introduce something useful which could meet the future travel needs of the commuters well. It was this exploration of idea due to which mass transit system came into picture.

The Mumbai Metro is a rapid transit system under construction which will be built in three phases over a period of 15 years, with overall completion expected in 2021. This project when finished will comprise of three high-capacity metro railway lines covering a total of 63kilometers. For the implementation of this project, a special purpose vehicle namely Mumbai Metro One Private Ltd (MMOPL) is formed, which is a joint venture between Reliance Infrastructure, Veolia Transport and Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).

MMRDA holds 26% of equity share capital of MMOPL, Rinfra holds 69% and remaining 5% is held by Veolla Transport RATP Asia. It is India’s first public private partnership metro project in which construction, operation and maintenance are handled by a private player including 12 km elevated metro with 12 stations enroute.

Mumbai Metro

The Mumbai Metro is planned to have 8 lines in total that are projected to have total length of approx. 146 kilometers.
  • Versova - Andheri – Ghatkopar
  • Colaba - Bandra – Charkop
  • Bandra - Kurla – Mankhurd
  • Ghatkopar – Mulund
  • Charkop – Dahisar
  • Andheri(E) - Dahisar(E)
  • Hutatma Chowk – Ghatkopar
  • Sewri – Prabhadevi
The metro will provide east to west connectivity and will carry 6lakh commuters daily at very affordable prices. Commuters will get the advantage of substantial reduction in travel time from currently 90minutes to around 20minutes with improved and comfortable traveling experience.

Features of Mumbai Metro Rail

Mumbai Metro Rail has very attractive and technical features which are mentioned below:-
  • 4-6 AC coaches
  • Single Class
  • Average speed of 33kmph and maximum speed of 800kmph
  • Accommodation capacity for 1500 people
  • Automatic ticket collection
  • Train control with driver
  • Closed circuit television
  • Loudspeakers and dynamic visual displays
  • Acceleration of 1m/sec square and deceleration of 1.2m/sec square

Navi Mumbai Metro

The growing population of Navi Mumbai and the anticipated future demand for public transport are the main reasons for the government to develop metro rail corridors in Navi Mumbai in addition to bus and suburban rail transport. Their main aim is to establish better north-south and east-west connectivity between all residential nodes and also to improve connectivity with Mumbai’s transportation system. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) proposed connectivity by metro rail as it is energy efficient, pollution free and occupies less space when compared to other modes of transport.

The Navi Mumbai Metro is a rapid transit system which is under construction and is being overseen by City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO). Based on DMRC’s and LEA Associates South Asia Private Ltd’s recommendations, five metro rail corridors have been finalised covering a distance of 106.40kilometers, which will be developed in phases.

:  Belapur-Taloje-Pendhar-Khandeshwar-NMIA
Length:  23.40 km
Priority: I
Implementing Authority: CIDCO
Corridor: Mankhurd-NMIA-Panvel
Length: 32.00 km
Priority: II
Implementing Authority: MMRDA

Corridor: Sewree-Kharkopar-NMIA (MTHL)
Length: 22.00 km
Priority: II
Implementing Authority: MMRDA

Corridor: Vashi-Ghansoli-Mahape
Length: 9.00 km
Priority: III
Implementing Authority: NMMC

Corridor: Dighe-Turbhe-Belapur
Length: 20.00 km
Priority: III
Implementing Authority: NMMC
Total: 106.40 km

The first line is expected to open in 2016.

Mumbai Metro Map

Mumbai Metro

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With the completion of this project, people in Mumbai will be able to commute with ease and will also have a comfortable traveling experience.

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