Navi Mumbai metro railway maiden run by December end
Navi Mumbai : Policenama online Navi Mumbai | The first phase route of the Navi Mumbai metro railway will be operative by December end. Though a date has not been fixed, fares have been finalised by the Cidco MD.
A minimum fare will be Rs 10. Cidco claimed that the fares will be less than NMMT AC bus fares. The first metro railway will run between Pendhar station and Central Park (5.14 km) on the first phase Belapur-Pendhar route. Some technical tests were carried out on this route, which were successful. Hence, the route has been approved for operations.
Cidco is building four elevated corridors for the Navi Mumbai metro railway. Cidco has appointed MahaMetro for the remaining works on the route.
The first phase of the project was to become operative in 2018. However, delayed work and the pandemic further delayed its inauguration.
The fares for this route will be Rs 10 for 0-2 km, Rs 15 for 2-4 km, Rs 25 for 6-8 km, Rs 30 for 8-10 km, and Rs 40 and above for 10 km and more.
In the first phase, the metro route Belapur Kharghar-Taloja-Pendhar will have stations at RBI Colony, Belpada Utsav Chowk, Kendriya Vihar-Kharghar Gaon, Central Park, Pethpada, Amandoot, Taloja, Pachnand and Pendhar.