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 system is planned to consist of three rail lines covering a total distance of 106.4 kilometres (66.1 mi). The foundation stone for the project was laid on 1 May 2011.
The wait for Navi Mumbai Metro has got longer. CIDCO officials say it’s impossible to meet the July 2017 deadline due to multiple issues. As a result, the Metro service that was initially supposed to open in 2014 will now be ready only by March 2018.
CIDCO is developing the Metro project in three stages, comprising the 11.1-km Belapur-Pendhar section, the 8.35 km Khandeshwar-Taloja section and the 2-km Taloja-Pendhar inter-connection corridor.
CIDCO will soon appoint two parties to execute and complete the task of building 11 stations on line 1 of the ongoing metro connectivity for the 11.1-km.
The first six stations involve work of Rs 85 crore, while Rs 56 crore will be spent on the other five, totalling Rs 141 crore out of the Rs 321 crore apportioned for the Rs 3,043-crore line 1 of the ongoing project.
Residents are certainly not happy over the delay. It’s way behind the schedule and has to endure back-breaking road journeys where the Metro project is under way.