Navi Mumbai, India (Urban Transport News): The City & Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra Limited (CIDCO) on May 6, 2021, announced that it has carried out a trial test run of a metro train on the approach route to and the test track at Taloja metro depot. The corporation claimed that it was “successful in all respects”.
It has been noted that CIDCO has promised to launch the services between Kharghar and Taloja stations by December this year and the test was done on the line stretching around 850 meters with a speed limit of below 65 km per hour.
"Today, we conducted a test run of Navi Mumbai Metro Line 1 between Stations 7 to 11. CIDCO is doing its best to commission Phase 1 this financial year, despite the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown," said Dr. Sanjay Mukherjee, Managing Director, CIDCO Ltd.
“Cidco is striving to complete the metro project within the stipulated time. As the trial on line-1 has been conducted successfully, the metro will soon run on this line,” he added.
In January, CIDCO had appointed Maha Metro to complete the remaining works of Phase 1 of Navi Mumbai Metro which was delayed due to multiple reasons. However, CIDCO will continue as the project proponent and the Maha Metro team will execute the project. For this, Maha Metro has deployed over 20 engineers with their site office set-up at Taloja Depot.
The tender for the balance civil work is already floated last month. The scope of work includes design (part) and construction of balance works of Concrete & Fabricated Steel Structures, Architectural works, Plumbing and Sewerage etc. of 6 (Six) of Elevated Metro Stations at Kharghar Village, Kendriya Vihar, Utsav Chowk, Belpada, RBI Colony & Belapur Terminal Station for Navi Mumbai Metro Line-1
Line 1 of the Navi Mumbai Metro is part of the mass rapid transit system for the city of Navi Mumbai, India. The 23.40 km line consists of 20 metro stations from Belapur to Khandeshwar. It is expected to cost Rs 4,163 crore.