Mumbai Metro Rail Project
Mumbai the financial capital of India is the heart of commercial and trade activities of the country where 11 million people travel daily by Public Transport with modal share of Rail – 52% & Bus 26%.The existing suburban rail system is under extreme pressure and existing role of the bus system is limited for providing feeder services to Suburban railways. There are constraints to expand the existing roads and rail network capacity and many pockets in Island City & Suburbs are not served by rail based mass transport system. In order to provide rail based mass transit facility to people residing in the areas not connected by existing Suburban Rail Systemand to enable them to reach the stations within the distance of ½ to 1 km with proper interchange facilities the metro master plan has been prepared.
Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority with an objective of improving traffic and transportation scenario in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) appointed M/s. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) along with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai in May, 2003 to prepare the Master Plan for Mumbai Metro and the Detailed Project Report for priority corridors. The Master Plan includes nine corridors covering a length of 146.5 kms out of which 32.5 kms is proposed underground and rest is elevated. The total updated cost of the Mumbai Metro master plan is Rs. 67,618 Cr. @ 2012 price level. The master plan provides integration with Churchgate station, Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai Central and Bandra Terminus, International and the Domestic airports,at Sewri with Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, at Mankhurd suburbanfor Navi Mumbai. Subsequently a public hearing was conducted on 22ndJanuary, 2004 for opinions, suggestions and comments on the Master plan. The Master Plan for Mumbai Metro alongwith priority/phase of implementation was approved by the Authority of MMRDA, in its 110thmeeting, held on 28th May, 2004.
Details of Project
With a view to implement Metro System in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), the master plan has been partly modified. The List of Corridor proposed for implementation are as follows :
| Sr. No. || Name of Corridor || Length (km) || Estimated Cost(`in Cr.)(@2012 price level) |
| 1* || Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar || 11.40 || 2,356 |
| 2* || Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd || 32.00 || 7,660 |
| 3** || Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ || 33.50 || 24,430 |
| 4 || Charkop-Dahisar || 7.80 || 4,680 |
| 5 || Wadala-Ghatkopar-Teen Hath Naka (Thane)-Kasarvadavali || 30.70 || 8757 |
| 6 " || Wadala-Carnac Bunder || 13.5 || 2635 |
| 7 || SEEPZ-Kanjurmarg || 10.50 || 4,200 |
| 8 || Andheri (E) – Dahisar (E) || 18.00 || 10,800 |
| 9 || Sewri-Prabhadevi || 3.50 || 2,100 |
| || Total || 160.90 || 67,618 |
* Project under implementation / awarded under Public Private Partnership (PPP)
** Project proposed to be implemented with Japanese Loan Assistance (JICA)
" deferred due to, less ridership & parallel to harbour line
After implementation of Mumbai Metro Master Plan, approximately 70 lakh commuters daily will get benefited and also substantially reduce the traffic on road and existing suburban railway systems.