Mumbai Metro Rail
Mumbai Metro Rail plan
In January 2004, a master transit plan, including a 146 kilometer metro, was unveiled by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). The plan integrated a 146 kilometer-long metro system, of which 32 km is underground. In June 2004, government approval was given for a 13-station elevated light rail line between Ghatkopar and Versova. The foundation stone-laying ceremony was held on 21 June 2006. Work on the 11-km Versova – Andheri - Ghatkopar corridor, a part of Phase-I, began on 8 February 2008. Construction of the route is expected to be completed in three years.
A consortium led by Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group's Reliance Energy Ltd (REL) which includes Connex and Hong Kong MTR Corporation together with Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) bagged the contract for the Rs 2,356 crore Phase-I of the ambitious Mumbai Metro Rail project.
Phase One will be implemented on a Build-Operate-Transfer basis for the period of 35 years. the phase includes construction of three metro lines. Work has already begun on the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor, which should be completed within three years by a special purpose vehicle formed by the Mumbai Metro-I consortium. The other corridors in the first phase includes the 38-km Colaba-Mahim-Charkop route and the 14-km Bandra-Kurla-Mankhurd route.
The cost of the project will be shared by the central and state governments.
Phase I (2006 – 2011)
Versova - Andheri – Ghatkopar - 11.07 km (Construction started)(2010)
Charkop - Bandra - Mankhurd
Bandra - Colaba
Total - 62.68 km
Phase II (2011 – 2016)
Charkop - Dahisar (E) - 7.5 km
Ghatkopar – Mulund - 12.4 km
Phase III ( 2016 – 2021)
BKC - Kanjur Marg via Airport - 19.5 km
Andheri(E) - Dahisar(E) - 18 km
Hutatma Chowk – Ghatkopar - 21.8 km
Sewri – Prabhadevi - 3.5 km
Total Length 146.5 km
Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL), has said that they will use Rolling Stock manufactured by Nanjing Puzhen Rolling Stock Works.
Mumbai Metro One Private Limited is a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 to implement the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar (VAG) Metro corridor in Mumbai. It is a Joint Venture Company formed by Reliance Energy Limited, a Reliance ADA Group Company, Veolia Transport, France and Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).
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