Navi Mumbai Metro
Overview
Native nameनवी मुंबई मेट्रो
OwnerCity and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO)
LocaleNavi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Transit typeRapid Transit
Number of lines1
Number of stations20
HeadquartersCIDCO Bhavan, Sion Panvel Highway, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai
Operation
Operation will start2022 (expected)
CharacterElevated
Train length3 coaches
Technical
System length23.40 km (14.54 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Electrification25 kV, 50 Hz AC Overhead catenary
System map

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).[1] The foundation stone for the project was laid on 1 May 2011;[2] following construction delays, the metro's first line was projected to open in 2020.[3][4] However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which caused lockdowns, curfews, and lack of labour, which resulted in several delays in construction, the deadline is pushed to 2022 for completion of the first line (Line 1) of Navi Mumbai Metro. The metro's technological infrastructure and rolling stock are being provided by Ansaldo STS, Tata Projects and CSR Zhuzhou.[5]

History

The Navi Mumbai Metro projects received formal approval on 29 April 2010, and a public hearing on 21 May 2010 reported no major objections to the plan.[6] CIDCO was named as the implementing agency of the Belapur–Pendhar–Kalamboli–Khandeshwar line, under the Indian Tramway Act 1886, by the Government of Maharashtra on 30 September 2010.[1][7] 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.[2] In March 2012, CIDCO released the metro's complete master plan, including a proposed connection to the Mumbai Metro.[7] In February 2017, RITES submitted an interim detailed project report (DPR) for Lines II, III and IV of the Navi Mumbai Metro.[8]

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".[9]

Network

The Navi Mumbai Metro is planned to consist of five lines, totaling 106.4 kilometres (66.1 mi) in length.[1] As of 2017, Line 1 of the metro is under construction, with operation projected to commence in 2022.

Line 1

Main article: Line 1 (Navi Mumbai Metro)

All the phases of Line 1 will be constructed and funded by CIDCO. Lines 2 and 3 will be funded by the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation and Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority respectively. The total cost of Line 1 is estimated to be 4,068 crore (US$570 million).[1]

Construction

The 23.40-kilometre (14.54 mi) Line 1 consists of 20 stations. The proposed route will link CBD Belapur, Kharghar, Taloja, Taloja MIDC, Kalamboli, Kamothe and the Khandeshwar railway station, terminating at the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport.[6]

In mid-2012, CIDCO awarded the 321 crore (US$45 million) contract for the construction of the 11.1 km section from Belapur to Pendhar to a consortium of Sanjose (Spain), Mahavira Road and Infrastructure (Navi Mumbai), and Supreme Infrastructure (Mumbai). The original deadline to complete the project was in 2016. This was later extended to mid-2017, and then mid-2018. By January 2017, only 60% of the work on the stations had been completed. Finding the progress of work to be unsatisfactory, CIDCO sent a notice terminating the contract to the consortium on 11 January 2017.[10] On 1 March 2017, CIDCO floated new tenders to construct 11 stations along the Belapur-Pendhar section. The previous contractors had completed 60% of the work on the stations. The new contract with worth 141 crore (US$20 million).[11]

Line 1 is planned to be developed in 3 phases:[1]

Line 1
Phase Terminal Length Stations Cost
I Belapur-Kharghar-Taloja-Pendhar 11.10 kilometres (6.90 mi) 11 1,985 crore (US$280 million)
II MIDC Taloja-Kalamboli–Khandeshwar
(extension to Airport proposed)
10.30 kilometres (6.40 mi) 8 1,509 crore (US$210 million)
III Interlink between Pendhar and MIDC 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) 1 574 crore (US$80 million)
Total 23.40 kilometres (14.54 mi) 20 4,068 crore (US$570 million)

Infrastructure

An international consortium of companies including Ansaldo STS, Tata Projects and CSR Zhuzhou will provide the electrical and mechanical systems for the first phase of Line 1. Ansaldo will conduct systems integration and supply train control systems, telecoms, fare collection systems and equipment storage.[5] The metro's standard gauge network would be electrified at 25 kV AC, with power provided via an overhead catenary.[5]

Rolling stock

In 2014, the Chinese company CSR Zhuzhou signed a contract with CIDCO to supply rolling stock for the first phase of the metro’s Line 1.[5] The three-car trainsets would be 64.6 metres (212 ft) long and 3.1 metres (10 ft) wide, with a passenger capacity of around 1,100 and a maximum speed of approximately 80 kilometres per hour (50 mph).[12] The trains would feature stainless steel bodies, air-conditioning and LED lighting.[12][5]

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Gallery

Some images of the under-construction Belapur Terminal Station.

See also

References

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