Mumbai to have 275-km long metro line by 2024 says PM Modi

Mumbai to have 275-km long metro line by 2024 says PM Modi

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Date of Post: 19 Dec, 2018

Mumbai: Mumbai will have a 275-km long metro line by 2024, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after laying the foundation stone of two metro rail corridors, on Tuesday. In Kalyan, Prime Minister Modi laid the foundation stone of two metro corridors -Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan metro and Dahisar-Mira-Bhayander metro.

More Information:

  • While addressing a gathering, PM Modi said,”In the coming three years, 35-km long metro line will be added to the existing network. By 2024, Mumbai will have a 275-km long metro line.”
  • The estimated cost of two metro projects has been pegged to be of more than Rs 33,000 crore.
  • The metro project was started for the first time in Mumbai in 2006, but in 8 years, the only 11-km long metro route was made operational, he said.
  • He said,”After coming to power in 2014, his government decided to increase both the speed and scale of the project.”
  • The Rs 8,416-crore, 24.9-km-long Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan metro corridor (Metro-5) is expected to carry around 2.29 lakh commuters daily by 2021, with the entire system designed for 6-coach trains.
  • The corridor will have 17 stations.
  • The 10.3-km elevated Dahisar-Mira Bhayander corridor (Metro-9) comprising 8 stations, is expected to be completed by 2022, and the cost of the project is estimated at Rs. 6,607 crore.
  • Both the projects are being executed by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).

To know more about recent developments of Mumbai Metro –

19 Dec, 2018: Foundation stone laid for Mumbai Metro-5, Metro-9 and Pune Metro’s 3rd line between Hinjewadi and Shivajinagar

18 Dec, 2018: Mumbai Metro One commissions 612 KWp solar panels atop D.N. Nagar Metro Depot

18 Dec, 2018: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lay foundation stone for Metro rail projects in Mumbai and Pune today


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Deepak Kumar is a part of the content team of Rail Analysis India as a writer and analyst .
His focus is on new initiatives on the Railway Sector of India .
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