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Mumbai Metro

Mumbai Metro

Mumbai metro logo which shows different lines and their colour

Mumbai is the dream city for many for Bollywood, job, work, business and many more for what people come to Mumbai. The local trains, so called life line and road-ways in past 10-15 years have been holding up traffic and commuters more than they were designed for. The local train are one of the best to travel from north to south and south to north as they are well connected and were well designed. But from recent years due to increase in commuters and work flow to the Mumbai City, the locals have been fully stacked and have seen an increase in the dead rate due to people travelling hanging outside of the doors to catch the train. Also the commuters who wish to travel from west to east and east to west have to travel to a center point or go by road which has also increased traffic.

The solution for this was planned and proposed the Metro Project for the Mumbai City, Mumbai Suburb, and metropolitan regions to be connected. The Project initially had 7 Lines connecting the City from north to south and west to east with major metro line and better connectivity with less travel time. But with increase in need the government also proposed 4-5 new metro lines to be built.
The Project have also been divided along many construction giants who have better knowledge for working and carrying task on this large scale project. The project for single line is not given to one company, but is divided among many so work for the same can start together and have faster pace of development.

The contract has been bagged by:

  • Reliance Infrastructure
  • L&T
  • NCC Infra
  • Simplex Infrastructures
  • JMC Project,
  • TPL-CHEC (JV between Tata Project and China Harbor Engineering Company)
  • J Kumar Infraprojetcs of Mumbai


Mumbai Metro Plan

Mumbai Metro is divided into 12 Line:

Mumbai metro line project and the designed plan
Mumbai Metro Line Plan


  • Metro Line 1:

It is the only operational line in Mumbai as per now. It is working between Versova - Andheri - Ghatkopar. The project commenced in 2008 and completed in 5 years and opened on 8 June 2014. It is 10.81 km long, fully elevated with 2 tracks connecting with 12 stations. The depot for the line is at Four Bungalow.

  • Metro Line 2:

It is under construction which will connect Dahisar - DN Nagar - Mankhurd. The project commenced in 2016 and is divided in two sub parts called Line 2A and Line 2B and planned to open in 2020. The Line is 42.23 km long with 2 tracks and fully elevated.The line has all around 39 stations were 18 stations are in 2A and other in 2B. The depot for the Line 2A will be at Malad and for Line 2B will be at Mandale.

  • Metro Line 3:

It is under construction which will connect Colaba - Bandra - Seepz. The project commenced in 2016 with completion date in the year 2021. The Line 3 will have 26 fully underground stations with 33.5 km long 2 track system being the first underground Metro Line. The proposed depot is in Aarey but is in controversy.
The Underground Construction work of Tunneling was completed on 12th December, 2019 which has made a step forward for better future.


  • Metro Line 4:

It is under construction which will connect Wadala - Thane - Kasarwadavli. The project commenced in 25th July, 2018 with completion in the year 2022. The Line 4 will have 32 fully elevated stations with 32.32 km long 2 track system. The proposed depot for the line is at Owale Godrej.

  • Metro Line 5:

This line is just approved which will connect Thane - Bhiwandi - Kalyan. The project was approved and commenced on 18th October 2019 and planned to complete in 2022. The Line 5 will have 17 fully elevated stations with 24.9 km long with 2 track system. The depot is not yet proposed.

  • Metro Line 6:

The line is just approved which will connect Lokhandwala - Jogeshwari - Kanjurmag. The project commenced in 2017 and is planned completion in the year 2022. The Line 6 will have 13 fully elevated stations with 14.47 km long 2 track system. The termini will be at Lokhandwala and Kanjurmarg.
Mumbai metro elevated track construction
Elevated Metro Construction

  • Metro Line 7:

The line is under construction which will connect Andheri (E) - Dahisar (E) - To be extended upto Bhayandar by  Metro Line 9. The project completion in the year 2020. the Line 7 will have 13 fully elevated stations with 16.5 km long 2 track system.

  • Metro Line 8:

This is an extension of Metro Line 4 and the Metro Line 8 will be 35 km long connecting Airport Metro to Navi Mumbai.
Mumbai metro elevated track construction
Elevated Corridor

  • Metro Line 9:

This is under construction which I said in Metro Line 7 that it will be an extension from Dahisar to Bhayandar.

  • Metro Line 10:

This line has been approved which will be fully elevated connecting Gaimukh to Shivaji Chowk with 11.2 km long 2 track system.

  • Metro Line 11:

This line has been approved which will be fully elevated connecting Wadala to CSTM that is an extension of Metro Line 4 of 14 km fully elevated track.

  • Metro Line 12:

This line has been approved which will be fully elevated connecting Kalyan to Taloja that is an extension of Metro Line 4 of 25 km fully elevated track.

Mumbai Metro Benefits:

Mumbai Metro system is an urban Mass Rapid Transit System serving Maharashtra's Capital.

  1. Commuters will travel with comfort.
  2. Metro will connect the Unconnected Area.
  3. Easy Interchange Facilities.
  4. Will Decongest road, reducing traffic and delay.
  5. Will reduce travel time.
  6. Will minimize cost of travel with maximizing travel convenience.
  7. Will reduce carbon emission produced by traffic and saving fossil fuel.
  8. Environmentally it will be beneficial and significantly reduce the air and noise pollution.
  9. It will be a step forward to Green and Efficient Transport.
  10. Will be Economical for the State and Commuters.
As it is fully elevated the one disadvantage we see is more land consumption, it is not seen here in Mumbai.

Disadvantage:

It is Expensive.
It will take time to build.
The locals near construction are affected.






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