Navi Mumbai Metro
|Navi Mumbai Metro
नवी मुंबई मेट्रो
|Locale||Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|Transit type||Rapid transit|
|Number of lines||6 (planned)|
|Number of stations||17 (Line 2)|
|Headquarters||CIDCO Bhavan, Sion Panvel Road
CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai
|Operation will start||December 2014|
|Train length||4 coaches|
|System length||117.3 kilometres (72.9 mi) (planned)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8+1⁄2 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 completed system will consist of six elevated rail corridors covering a total distance of 117.3 kilometres (72.9 mi). The planning and construction of the Navi Mumbai Metro is being overseen by the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO). Construction work on the project began in May 2011, and the first line is expected to open in December 2014.
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. In September 2010, CIDCO was authorised as the system's implementing agency by the Government of Maharashtra. 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. In March 2012, CIDCO released the metro's complete master plan, including a proposed connection to the Mumbai Metro.
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".
The Navi Mumbai Metro will encompass six lines, totalling 117.3 kilometres (72.9 mi) in length.
Line 2 of the Navi Mumbai Metro will be built first, although it was listed in the CIDCO Master Plan as the second line. The proposed route will link Belapur, Kharghar, Taloje, MIDC, Kalamboli and the Khandeshwar railway station, terminating at the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport. It is expected to cost 41.63 billion (US$760 million). A maintenance depot will be constructed on a 20-acre (81,000 m2) plot at Taloja for the circular line, and a temporary maintenance depot will be constructed on five hectares of land at Khandeshwar.
|Phase I||Belapur||Taloje||10.79 kilometres (6.70 mi)||10|
|Phase II||Khandeshwar||Taloje MIDC||8.15 kilometres (5.06 mi)||7|
|Phase III||Pendhar||MIDC||2.2 kilometres (1.4 mi)||–|
|Total||Belapur||Khandeshwar||21.4 kilometres (13.3 mi)||17|
The first phase will see the construction of a 10.8-kilometre (6.7 mi) metro line from Belapur to Taloje, totalling ten stations. Spanish contractor San José Constructora will design and build five stations, located at Central Park, Pethpada, Sector 34, Panchanand and Pendhar. In the second phase, an 8.15-kilometre (5.06 mi) line will be built from Khandeshwar to Taloje MIDC, with seven stations. The third phase will entail the merging of two rail corridors between Pendhar and MIDC with a 2.2-kilometre (1.4 mi) link, forming a loop from Belapur to Khandeshwar.
Line 2 is expected to be completed by 2016. According to the CIDCO plan, four of the six corridors – Vashi-Nerul-Panvel, Dighe-Turbhe-Belapur, Ranjanpada-Karkopar-Seawoods and Vashi-Ghansoli-Mahape – will have a low commuter density and will need to be reviewed in 2015. The Uran-Nerul metro corridor will include a suburban corridor to enhance its connectivity with the Mumbai Metro. Line 2's first girder was placed on 13 December 2012.
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.
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