Metro Rail Project

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Navi Mumbai Metro Rail Project

The Mass Rapid Transit System, in the form of suburban railway, in Navi Mumbai was commissioned in 1992 with the commissioning of Mankhurd-Vashi railway line and was extended up to Belapur in 1993, and thereafter up to Panvel in 1998. The other rail corridor i.e. Thane-Turbhe-Nerul-Vashi rail corridor was commissioned in 2004. Out of the six proposed rail corridors, the third i.e. Nerul-Uran rail corridor is under progress and the work will recommence shortly.

With the change in land use and considering the importance of commuting and transportation, it was found necessary to review the transportation system of Navi Mumbai. Accordingly, a new kind of transportation system like Metro railway is expected to be the ideal option. The work of preparation of master plan of the Metro rail Project was entrusted to M/s. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). DMRC identified six rail corridors, which are as follows:

1) Uran-Ranjanpada-Nerul (28.3 km)

2) Belapur-Kharghar-Taloje-Kalamboli-Khandeshwar-New Airport (21 km)

3) Vashi-Nerul-Panvel (25 km)

4) Ranjanpada-Kharkopar-Seawoods (14 km)

5) Dighe-Turbhe-Belapur (20 km)

6) Vashi-Ghansoli-Mhape (9 km)

It is decided to start the Metro Rail Project with the Belapur-Kharghar-Taloje-Kalamboli-Khandeshwar corridor. CIDCO approached the Govt. of Maharashtra for authorizing CIDCO as MRT Administration implementing agency under Tramway Act, 1886. A Gazette notification is published on 28/04/2010 about the Metro Rail Project in Navi Mumbai for receiving suggestions and objections from the public pertaining to the above project. CIDCO had also informed the 124 local Gram Panchayats of Panvel & Uran Taluka about the proposed project.

The draft notification is also be available at the CIDCO website “”.

The details of the Metro Rail Project and the routes:

The proposed route shall be from Belapur-Kharghar-Taloje-MIDC-Kalamboli- Khandeshar railway station....