In pictures: Mumbai Metro begins services

Updated: Jun 18, 2014, 09:53 IST
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    CM Prithviraj Chavan arrives for the inauguration of the Mumbai Metro's VAG line
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    Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan and Deputy CM Ajit Pawar during the inauguration of Mumbai Metro's VAG line at Versova metro station
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    Excited commuters eagerly await to board the Mumbai Metro's Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar line.
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    The trains of the Mumbai Metro's Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar line will run from morning 5:00 am to midnight acorss 11 stations. In pic: More commuters wait to board the metro train
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    The fares are expected to be a minimum of Rs 10 and a maximum of Rs 40. In pic: An view from inside the Mumbai Metro
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    "We will resolve the issue of fare hike by discussion with MMOPL authorities and will also take help of the Court for the same. We have already filed a petition about the same in high court and a hearing on the same is expected on Monday. We want the fares to be between Rs 9 and Rs 13. We also want the fare fixation committee to take a final call on the issue," said CM Prithviraj Chavan when asked about the fare hike issue.
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    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. In pic: A shot from inside the Mumbai Metro
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    Mumbai's much-harried commuters can now travel in air-conditioned comfort
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    The actual project cost when the contract for the Mumbai Metro's VAG line was awarded was Rs 2356 crore. The present cost is over Rs 4,200 crore. In pic: These children seem to be enjoying their metro ride
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    The Mumbai Metro arrives on the platform
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    The Mumbai Metro's VAG line was inaugurated by Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan on Sunday morning today at 10.15 am. In pic: Commuters prepare to board the metro
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    Commuters board the Mumbai Metro
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    The train services that were supposed to start by 1.00 pm were delayed by 10 minutes due to some technical problems. In pic: Commuters inside the Mumbai Metro
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    Versova residents queued up in huge numbers to buy a ticket to ride the Metro to Ghatkopar, despite it being a Sunday
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    The old and the young didn’t miss out on the bragging rights to be the first ones in the city to take a ride on the Metro
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    As the train reached Ghatkopar, a policeman succumbed to the pressures of a cellphone camera and social media. Pic/Emmanual Karbhari
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    As the train reached Ghatkopar, a policeman succumbed to the pressures of a cellphone camera and social media. Pic/Emmanual Karbhari
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    Commuters capture a piece of history as the city’s first ever Metro rolls in to the Versova station. Pics/Rane Ashish
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    An announcer at Versova station orders people to move away from the track, as the Metro pulls in
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We bring you exclusive images of the Mumbai Metro's Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar line that was inaugurated by Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan today. All pics/Ranjeet Jadhav

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