Mumbai Metro likely to start in a week's time

Jun 06, 2014, 23:07 IST | Ranjeet Jadhav

Mumbaikars have a reason to smile as they may be able to travel by metro in a week's time or maybe even less

Mumbai's much-harried commuters can look forward to travelling in air-conditioned comfort very soon with the Metro likely to be become operational in a week's time.

Speaking to mid day, Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL) CEO Abhay Mishra said,"The 11.04 km Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar metro line will be operational for public within seven days or earlier."

Sources from MMRDA told this newspaper that the line could also be thrown open for the public on coming Sunday.

If the sources are to believed then the issue of what will be the metro fares has also been sorted out between MMOPL and MMRDA and the fares are expected to be minimum of Rs 10 and Maximum of Rs 40.

Highlights of Mumbai Metro

Total length 11.04 km

Total stations 11

Actual project cost when the contract was awarded Rs 2356 crore

Present project cost- over Rs 4200 crore

Train timings- Metro will from5.00 am till midnight.

Among the engineering marvels of the project are two bridges – a 180-meter steel bridge that will take Metro from the western side to the eastern side and another cable stayed bridge over the Western Express Highway.

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