New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): The City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra (CIDCO) is planning to open the partial section of Navi Mumbai Metro Phase 1 by the end of this year. The commercial services on five stations between Central Park in Kharghar to Pendhar in Taloja will be opened first. The services in the remaining section will likely start by December 2022, sources said.
“After seeking safety certification from Commissioner, Metro Rail Safety (CRMS), the commercial operation between stations 7-11 (Central Park to Pendhar) is scheduled tentatively by the end of December 2021 and between stations, 1-6 (Belapur to Kharghar sector 14) is scheduled tentatively by the end of December 2022,” said CIDCO officials.
CIDCO has appointed Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (Maha Metro) to complete the remaining works of Phase 1 of the Navi Mumbai Metro project which was delayed due to multiple reasons. The technical team of Maha Metro took over the remaining projects and also conducted a joint visit with the CIDCO officials.
The Maha Metro has set-up its project office at Taloja Depot. Dr. Sanjay Mukherjee, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of CIDCO; Dr. Brijesh Dixit, Managing Director of Maha Metro, Ashwin Mudgal, Joint Managing Director of CIDCO along with Maha Metro engineers visited Metro sites and examined the current status on 23rd February 2021.
According to recent updates, CIDCO will continue as a project proponent and the Maha Metro team will execute the project. Maha Metro has also deployed a team of 20 engineers for ground-level execution.
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