Navi Mumbai Metro

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Navi Mumbai Metro
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Overview
Native name नवी मुंबई मेट्रो
Locale Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Transit type Rapid transit
Number of lines 1 (under construction)
5 (planned)
Number of stations 20 (Line 1)
Headquarters CIDCO Bhavan, Sion Panvel Road
CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai
Website Navi Mumbai Metro
Operation
Operation will start 2017
Operator(s) CIDCO
Train length 4–coach
Technical
System length 23.40 km (14.54 mi) (Line 1)
106.4 km (66.1 mi) (planned)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 25 kV, 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary

The Navi Mumbai Metro is a rapid transit system under construction in the Indian city of Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. The planning and construction of the Navi Mumbai Metro is being overseen by the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO). The foundation stone for the project was laid on 1 May 2011,[1] and the first line is expected to open in 2016.[2]

The completed system is planned to consist of five rail lines covering a total distance of 106.4 kilometres (66.1 mi).[3]

History[edit]

The Navi Mumbai Metro project received formal approval on 29 April 2010, and a public hearing on 21 May 2010 reported no major objections to the plan.[4] as the implementing agency of the Belapur-Pendhar-Kalamboli-Khandeshwar line, under the Indian Tramway Act 1886, by the Government of Maharashtra on 30 September 2010.[3][5] The metro's foundation stone was laid on 1 May 2011 by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, and general foundation work on the system's first phase commenced in October 2011.[1] In March 2012, CIDCO released the metro's complete master plan, including a proposed connection to the Mumbai Metro.[5]

In February 2013, thousands of villagers in the Navi Mumbai area protested against CIDCO's inaction on local housing developments and its failure to provide restitution for locals affected by infrastructure projects. The protesters pledged to "shut down the CIDCO head office and all development projects in the region. These will include the metro project and any progress on the airport project".[6]

Network[edit]

Currently, Line 1 of the Navi Mumbai Metro is under construction, with planned operation in 2016.

The Navi Mumbai Metro is planned to consist of five lines, totaling 106.4 kilometres (66.1 mi) in length.[3]

Line 1[edit]

Funding[edit]

All the phases of Line 1 will be constructed and funded by CIDCO. Lines 2 and 3 will be funded by NMMC and MMRDA respectively. The total cost of Line 1 is estimated to be INR4068 crore (US$660 million).[3]

Construction[edit]

The 23.40-kilometre (14.54 mi) long Line 1 consists of 20 stations from Belapur to Khandeshwar. The proposed route will link Belapur, Kharghar, Taloje, MIDC, Kalamboli and the Khandeshwar railway station, terminating at the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport.[4] It is expected to cost INR4063 crore (US$660 million). Line 1 is expected to be completed by 2016.

Line 1 is planned to be developed in 3 phases:[3]

Line 1
Phase Termini Length Stations Cost
I Belapur-Kharghar-Taloja-Pendhar 11.10 kilometres (6.90 mi) 11 INR1985 crore (US$320 million)
II MIDC Taloja-Kalamboli–Khandeshwar
(extension to Airport proposed)
10.30 kilometres (6.40 mi) 8 INR1509 crore (US$240 million)
III Interlink between Pendhar and MIDC 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) 1 INR574 crore (US$93 million)
Total 23.40 kilometres (14.54 mi) 20 INR4068 crore (US$660 million)

Rolling stock[edit]

The metro's train coaches will have a width of around 3.2 metres (10 ft). Each train will have a maximum passenger capacity of around 1,500 passengers, with seating for about 200.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Work on first phase of Navi Mumbai Metro Rail begins". The Economic Times. 28 October 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-30. 
  2. ^ "Next metro only by 2016 - Mumbai - DNA". Dnaindia.com. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Introduction". CIDCO. 2012. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 
  4. ^ a b "Neither objections nor any suggestions for metro project | Mumbai, World Snap". Worldsnap.com. 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-31. [dead link]
  5. ^ a b "Cidco takes Navi Mumbai metro plan ahead". DNA India. 27 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-05. 
  6. ^ "Massive agitation by Navi Mumbai villagers from today". Hindustan Times. 11 February 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-12. 
  7. ^ "CIDCO opts for wider metro coaches". Mid-Day (Mid-Day Infomedia Ltd.). 26 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-05. 

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