Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Mumbai Metro

The Mumbai Metro is the planned mass rapid transit and light rail system in Mumbai, India. It is currently under construction

Mumbai currently has an extensive commuter rail system, the Mumbai Suburban Railway. However, it is not built to rapid transit specifications. In May 2003, the original Mumbai rapid-transit plan was updated to include an elevated 10 km LRT system, to be built between Andheri and Ghatkopar via Asalpha, Marol, Chakala and Saki Naka. 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

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

Main objective is to provide a rail based mass transit connectivity to people within an approach distance of 1 to 2 K.m ; to serve the areas not connected by existing Suburban Rail System;
To provide proper interchange facilities for connectivity to neighbouring areas like Thane, Navi Mumbai, Vasai – Virar etc.

Phase I (2006 – 2011)
Versova - Andheri – Ghatkopar - 11.07 km (Construction started)(2010)
Charkop - Bandra - Mankhurd (may get expanded to Panvel, Navi Mumbai)
Bandra - Colaba
Total - 62.68 km
Phase II (2011 – 2016)
Charkop - Dahisar - 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
Sewri- Uran-Panvel 30km
Panvel-Uran- Nerul 30km
Total Length 146.5 km

Planning Stage
Nerul-Thane
Nerul-Uran
Kharghar-Taloja
Belapur-Airoli

1 comment:

Reena said...

Thanks for providing the numbers here. It helped me to get information for a friend of mine at 12 in the night :)