Mumbai, India (Urban Transport News): The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) rescheduled the deadline for the commencement of metro services on the upcoming two metro lines of the Mumbai Metro Rail network.
Addressing media people in a press conference today, RA Rajeev, Metropolitan Commissioner said that the commercial operations of both the metro lines i.e. Line 2A (DN Nagar, Andheri to Dahisar West) and Line 7 (Dahisar East to Andheri East) will commence from May at a time gap of 20-25 minutes. The services will be started with 10 rakes.
"We will be receiving 378 metro coaches in different batches. The first train set of six coaches is likely to be delivered on December 11. By April 2021, we will be having 10 train sets in Mumbai," said Metropolitan Commissioner. The first train set will be housed at the Charkop metro depot.
Talking about the metro fares to be charged from the commuters, he said that the metro fares will be as per the 2016 fare fixation committee decided. The fare structure will be Rs 10 for 0-3 km, Rs 20 for 3-12 km, Rs 30 for 12-18 km, Rs 40 for 18 km -24 km, Rs 50 for 24-30 km & so on.
Talking about the commencement of Trial-runs, Rajeev said that the trial run will commence from 14th January 2021 on both lines. The first train set will be delivered by BEML by December 2020. Mumbai Metro Line 2, 7A and 9 together will totally get 504 rail cars, with six-car trains at 20-25 minute intervals to start with and subsequent addition in services every month.
The press conference was organized today at 3.30 pm in the new MMRDA Building.
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