About Mumbai Metro
Mumbai is the financial hub of India. It is one of the busiest metropolitan cities in the nation in terms of the footfall of daily travelers. Hence, to retain its image of most dynamic Indian city and to facilitate the journey of those millions of travelers, who belong to different parts of India and the world, the government has taken commendable steps to provide its people convenient and easy modes of commutation. One amongst them is the construction of extensive metro system in Mumbai.
To help travelers get the better idea of the metro route in Mumbai, an excellent map of Mumbai metro has been designed that shows connectivity to the major designated points of the city.
How the need for Mumbai Metro System was realized?
Maharashtra government was looking for the means to better the traffic and transportation scene in Mumbai. The government wanted to come up with something that would meet the future travel needs of the commuters well. It was this exploration of idea that brought the various options of mass transit system in the picture. A detailed study was done in this area under the guidance of Indo-German Technical Co-operation by assigning the consultancy work to TEWET in alliance with DE-Consult and TCS in the year 1997-2000. A mass transit passage from Andheri to Ghatkopar was recommended in the study. Meanwhile, DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) chalked out the master plan for Mumbai metro, suggesting an extension of Andheri-Ghatkopar route to Versova. Subsequently, the construction work of the metro system in Mumbai gained pace and is being performed under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) format.
Why Metro Rail in Mumbai is needed?
However, if considered from the point of view of Mumbai, the metro system is much needed for following reasons:
- Several pockets in the city and its suburban areas are not connected by rail-based mass transit system
- For the protection of environment
- Limitations that are faced in the expansion of road network
- Present rail and road scenario not apt for future travel needs
- The role of bus system is limited in the area of offering feeder services to railways
- Bus network alone cannot match the future travel demands
Features of Mumbai Metro Rail
Some of the attractive and technical features of the Mumbai metro system are mentioned below:
- Four or Six Coaches
- Single class
- Air conditioned
- 80 kmph maximum speed
- 33 kmph average speed
- m/sec2 acceleration
- 1.2 m/sec2 deceleration
- 1500 accommodation capacity
- 60,000 pphd system capacity
- Automatic Ticket Collection
- Train control with Driver
- Operation Control Centre
- Closed Circuit Television
- Dynamic visual displays and loudspeakers
Routes shown on Mumbai Metro Map
Metro system in Mumbai is in its developmental phase. However, some of the mass transit corridors that have already been thrown open and others, which have been proposed, are listed below:
- Versova - Andheri – Ghatkopar
- Colaba - Bandra – Charkop
- Bandra - Kurla – Mankhurd
- Ghatkopar – Mulund
- Charkop – Dahisar
- Andheri(E) - Dahisar(E)
- BKC - Kanjur Marg via Airport
- Hutatma Chowk – Ghatkopar
- Sewri – Prabhadevi
Last Updated on 01/09/2013