Mumbai Metro

  • Mumbai: Colaba-Bandra-Seepz metro work set to get rolling in just 14 months 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Work on the much-awaited Rs 23,136- crore Colaba-Bandra-Seepz underground metro corridor is set to take off, little over a year after getting nod from the Centre. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will lay the foundation stone for the project tomorrow, paving the way for commencement of work as the...
  • Mumbai Metro fares to be slashed till July end July 7, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday accepted the proposal of Reliance Infrastructure and Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL) to slash the fares of Mumbai Metro from Rs 10-Rs 40 bracket to Rs 10-Rs 20 till the month-end. The promotional fare of Rs 10 would end on Monday and...
  • Photos: These hilarious Photoshopped images of the viral photo of a leaking Mumbai Metro will leave you in splits! July 5, 2014

    The first day of monsoons in Mumbai exposed the city to long hours of traffic jams, waterlogged roads, halted local trains, and a leaking Mumbai metro. Images of the Mumbai metro trains leaking on day one of heavy showers went viral on social networking sites. This event was turned into...
  • Photos: Did it rain right inside the Mumbai Metro? Shocked commuters tweet photos and videos of rainwater inside a train July 3, 2014

    Surprised commuters on the Mumbai Metro rail scurried for cover as water poured from an air conditioning vent into a carriage. Soon, the photos of inside a train carriage with its floor flooded and rain water still pouring from the ceiling went viral on the Internet. The DNA newspaper quoted a...
  • Ask fare committee to decide Mumbai Metro fares: HC to Centre June 24, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the Centre to direct the fare fixation committee to expeditiously fix the tariff of the 11.4-km Mumbai Metro rail corridor which connects Versova in the west to Ghatkopar in the east. All the partners in the consortium are members of the fare fixation...
  • Mumbai Metro launches concessional fare for early morning commuters June 18, 2014

    Mumbai: To woo people to commute in the city's first Metro during off-peak hours in morning, its operator MMOPL has decided to offer a promotional fare of Rs five between any two stations on the stretch on a trial basis. The facility can be availed from Thursday and will remain valid...
  • Metro service will be called 'Mumbai Metro', not 'Reliance Metro': Chavan June 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Seeking to scotch speculation over name of the metro service launched in the megapolis recently, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said it will be called "Mumbai Metro". "It will be called Mumbai Metro," Chavan said in response to a query on the confusion over the nomenclature of the service, at...
  • Metro service will be called 'Mumbai Metro', says Prithviraj Chavan June 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Seeking to scotch speculation over name of the metro service launched in the megapolis recently, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday said it will be called "Mumbai Metro". "It will be called Mumbai Metro," Chavan said in response to a query on the confusion over the nomenclature of the...
  • Over one million travelled on Mumbai metro in first 59 hours June 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Over 10 lakh commuters travelled on the city's first Metro, which covers the 11.4 km-long Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor, in the 59 hours since the commencement of its services on June 8. "Today, till 4.30 pm, metro has crossed the one million mark of ridership that it achieved within 59 hours of...
  • Mumbai gets its first Metro railway; Bollywood excited June 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Residents of the western megapolis, including celebrities like Sanjay Suri and Anubhav Sinha, were eagerly waiting for the weekend as Maharashtra's first Metro Rail was inaugurated Sunday morning.As soon as the first service for the public started, a few B-Town stars hopped on and enjoyed the ride.Here's what the...
  • Technical glitch detected in Mumbai Metro on Day 1, train stranded for over 30 minutes June 8, 2014

    Mumbai: In a major embarrassment to the Mumbai metro on its opening day, technical glitch were detected in a train soon after it started its maiden journey. The metro train was stranded at Jagruti Nagar station for over 30 minutes. The much-awaited metro service was thrown open for Mumbaikars on Sunday morning...
  • The best Twitter reactions as the Mumbai metro flags off today June 8, 2014

    16 trains. 4 coaches. 1500 passengers per train. 4 minutes frequency. Charges: Rs. 10- 40.The Mumbai metro kicked off in style at 5:30 am this morning. The Mumbaikars on Twitter were in a mood to rejoice. The metro has made Saki Naka accessible, and Andheri is not a nightmare anymore!...
  • CM inaugurates Mumbai Metro; Ambani, Mahajan among early riders June 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Metro services were thrown open to Mumbaikars with Chief Minister Prithivraj Chavan inaugurating the much-awaited project at Versova on Sunday morning. Deputy CM Ajit Pawar too was present at the historic moment. Reliance Industries head Anil Ambani, wife Tina Ambani and BJP leaders Poonam Mahajan and Kirit Somaiya were...
  • Mumbai metro to start services today amid dispute over tariff June 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Metro services will be thrown open to Mumbaikars on Sunday amidst dispute over tariff. The much-awaited Mumbai metro has got embroiled in a legal dispute over tariff, a day before commencement of its operations, with the state-run MMRDA moving the court against the operator over fare hike. Chief Minister Prithviraj...
  • Mumbai metro to start operations on Sunday morning June 7, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai metro will finally start commercial operations from Sunday after a delay of three years, providing much-needed relief to the commuters in the bustling metropolis where the overburdened suburban railways ferries seventy lakh people every day. Services on the 11.4 km Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar stretch, Phase 1 of the project, will...
  • Mumbai Metro finally set to roll; gets Railway Board's permission June 5, 2014

    Mumbai: The much-awaited Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar phase of the Mumbai metro rail has cleared the last hurdle, with the Railway Board giving the permission to start commercial operations to the operator, Anil Ambani-led Mumbai Metro One. The 11.4-km metro operations are likely to start in the next one week, as the company had...
  • Maharashtra : RTI activist urges CM to stop Mumbai Metro fare hike May 2, 2014

    Mumbai: An RTI activist has written to the Maharashtra Chief Minister, urging him to exercise his special powers to dissuade Reliance Infra's arm Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL) from implementing an almost two-fold steep hike in fares of the soon to be launched suburban railway service. In a letter addressed to...
  • Japan extends Rs 4553 crore loan for Mumbai Metro-3 September 17, 2013

    The stage is set for constructing the 33.5-km long, fully underground Mumbai Metro-3 line with Japanese finance - the first instalment which is to the tune of 71,000 million yen (Rs.4,553 crore), an official said here. An agreement was signed between Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Indian government in...
  • Japan sanctions $ 700 million loan for Mumbai Metro May 29, 2013

    Tokyo: Japan has given a loan of 71 billion yen (around $700 million) for the Mumbai Metro Line-III project. The exchange of notes was signed in this regard here on Wednesday in the presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. "The two Prime Ministers welcomed the...
  • Mumbai: Elevated metro line to be operational by year-end May 1, 2013

    Mumbai: The tracks have been laid and the much-awaited Mumbai Metro is a step closer towards making Mumbaikars happy. After missing six deadlines, the air-conditioned elevated metro line will now be thrown open to the public by the end of this year. The service will be available between 5:30 am...
  • Maharashtra CM inaugurates trial run of Mumbai Metro May 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan inaugurated on Wednesday the first trial run of Mumbai's ambitious mass transit project, the Mumbai Metro. The trial run took place on the the first phase of the metro covering a 2 km stretch between Versova and Azad Nagar in Adheri. This was a...
  • Mumbai Metro to have its first trial run today May 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai's ambitious mass transit project - the Mumbai Metro - will have its first trial run on Wednesday and Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will be one of its first commuters. The project, which is a tie up between Reliance Infra and Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), was...
  • Mumbai: 2 held in Metro rail bridge collapse case September 7, 2012

    Mumbai: A site engineer and a supervisor involved in the construction of a Metro rail bridge in suburban Andheri have been arrested three days after a section of the bridge collapsed on Tuesday killing a labourer and injuring 16 others, police said on Friday. Sachin Valvekar (29), engineer for Hindustan Construction...
  • 'Mumbai Metro to be operational this financial year' September 5, 2012

    Mumbai: The Metro service in India's commercial capital will commence this fiscal with the completion of more than 95 per cent of its civil construction, Reliance Infrastructure Chairman Anil Ambani said on Tuesday. Addressing the annual general meeting of the company, he said 700,000 passengers will be able to travel in...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 4, 2012

    The CBI on Tuesday lodged 5 cases against private companies and unknown officials of the state and central govts in the irregularities concerning the coal block allocations. ...
  • Mumbai: Metro bridge pillar collapses, 1 dead September 5, 2012

    Mumbai: In a tragic incident in Mumbai, at least one person died and 10 others got injured when a pillar of an under-construction metro bridge collapsed. Several others were feared to be trapped in the accident. The concrete pillar collapsed in front of the Leela Hotel in Marol in Andheri East...
  • Mumbai: Metro bridge pillar collapses, 1 dead September 5, 2012

    Mumbai: A pillar of an under-construction Metro bridge on the Anderi-Kurla route collapsed on Tuesday, killing at least one person and injuring 10 others. The incident occurred near the Leela Hotel in Marol. Some people are feared to be trapped in the debris. As many as five fire engines, four rescue...
  • Mumbai: Will Sena put brakes on Metro-Monorail project? August 3, 2012

    Mumbai: Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority’s (MMRDA) ambitious Metro II may hit a major roadblock this time from its biggest critic Shiv Sena. Subhash Desai, the group leader of the party in the Assembly and MLA from Goregaon, has raised his voice against the proposed metro and monorail car shed...
  • Now, Mumbai wants to be the next Tokyo June 30, 2012

    Mumbai: This just in — Mumbai railways wants to reinvent itself on the lines of train services in Tokyo, one of the most efficient in the world. Even as the shattered political dreams of a Shanghai-like makeover for Mumbai continue to be source of debate among peeved citizens, the railway...
  • Mumbai Metro delayed till March 2013 June 13, 2012

    Mumbai: The much-anticipated Mumbai Metro Railway project has been delayed by eight months and is now expected to be operational by March 2013, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said here on Tuesday. "Owing to certain impediments, the project has suffered delays and we hope to make it operational by March next...