Mumbai Metro Rail Project

Mumbai Metro Rail Project

Mumbai, the financial capital of India, is the heart of commercial and trade activities of the country. 11 million people travel daily by public transport with modal share of Rail & Bus together at 75% of total trips.
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 networks capacity. Many pockets in Island city & suburbs are not served by rail based mass transports system.
Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority with an objective of improving traffic and transportations scenario in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) appointed M/s. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) (who were assisted by TATA Consultancy Services (TCS) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai) in May, 2003 to prepare the Master Plan for Mumbai Metro and Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the priority corridors. The Metro Master Plan has been prepared to provide a rail based mass transit facility to people residing in the areas that are not connected by existing Suburban Rail System so as to enable them to reach the stations within the distances of ½ to 1 k.m. and the Metro will provide proper interchange facilities for connecting neighboring areas of Thane, Navi Mumbai, Vasai, Virar etc.

Details of Project

The Master Plan for Mumbai Metro along with phased implementation was approved by the Authority of MMRDA, in its 110th meeting, held on 28th May, 2004. The Master Plan includes 9 corridors covering a length of 146.5 k.m., out of which 32.5 k.m. is proposed underground and rest is elevated.






Sr.No. Corridor Length of the corridor (Kms.) Phasewise Length (Kms.)
Under ground Elevated Length
1 Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar 0.00 15.00 *15.00 Phase-I : 63.80
2** Colaba (Backbay)-Mahim-Charkop 9.90 26.10 36.00
3 Mahim-Kurla-Mankhurd 2.10 10.70 12.80
4 Charkop-Dahisar 0.00 7.50 7.50 Phase-II : 19.90
5*** Ghatkopar-Mulund 0.00 12.40 12.40
6** Bandra-Kurla Complex-Kanjur Marg via Airport 8.50 11.00 19.50 Phase-III : 62.80
7 Andheri (East)-Dahisar (East) 0.00 18.00 18.00
8**** Hutatma Chowk-Ghatkopar 8.50 13.30 21.80
9 Sewri-Prabhadevi 3.50 0.00 3.50
Total 32.50 114.00 146.50 146.50
Note :
  1. * This project was initially of 15 Kms. Now it is reconfigured to 11.40 Kms. proposed spur to International Airport and Vikhroli Car Shed excluded from scope of PPP for Line-I
  2. ** Line 2, 3 and 6 of the master plan has been reconfigured as Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd (32 Kms. Elevated) and Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ (33.85 Kms. underground)
  3. *** This corridor is realigned as Wadala-Teen Hath Naka
  4. **** This corridor is realigned as Wadala – Carnac Bundar
During the preparation of DPRs and deciding implementation policy, few changes were made in the Master plan corridors & also it was proposed to connect Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan with Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) System. The revised Metro Master plan approved by the Authority is as below.
List of Revised Metro corridors proposed for implementation is as below :
Sr. No. Corridor Length (k.m.) Phase
1 Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar 11.40 Phase I
2 Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd-Dahisar* 32.00 Phase I
3 Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ 33.50 Phase I
4 Charkop-Dahisar (Merged with Line 2) 7.80 Phase II
5 Wadala-Ghatkopar-Teen Hath Naka (Thane)** 20.70 Phase II
6 Teen Hath Naka- Kasarwadavali (Thane)-Bhiwandi-Kalyan 34.60 Phase III
7 SEEPZ-Kanjurmarg 10.50 Phase III
8 Andheri (E) – Dahisar (E) 18.00 Phase III
9 Sewri-Prabhadevi 3.50 Phase III
  Total 172.00  
Note :
  1. Line 4- Charkop-Dahisar metro corridor have been merged with Line 2 and reconfigured as Dahisar-Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd (40km).
  2. Wadala-GhatkopaThane (Teen Haath Naka) is extended upto Kasarwadavli and reconfigured as Line-4 Wadala-Ghatkopar-Thane (Teen Haath Naka) - Kasarwadavli (32km).
The main objective of the Master Plan is to provide accessibility to rail based system within 0.5 km to 1 km. The metro system provides connectivity to connect important stations like Churchgate, Chatrapati Shivaji terminus, Mumbai Centra and International & Domestic Airports and major business hubs. These corridors are having planned interchanges with Suburban Stations.
After implementation of Mumbai Metro Master Plan, more than 70 lakh commuters are expected to get benefit which in turn will substantially reduce the traffic on road and congestion in suburban rails.

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