‘Expecting Mumbai Metro operations by May’


Source:  www.livemint.com

Mumbai: Mumbai moved a step closer to getting a modern metro rail network, with Anil Ambani-led Reliance Infrastructure Ltd saying on Wednesday that it was ready to operate the network within seven days of getting a final clearance.
Mumbai Metro One Pvt. Ltd’s (MMOPL) needs a certificate from the commissioner of Metro rail safety, the last statutory approval it requires to start operations. It is targeting the start of the network in May. MMOPL is a consortium led by Reliance Infrastructure.
“We are expecting to begin operations in May. In fact, we were physically ready by January,” MMOPL’s chief executive officer Abhay Kumar Mishra said.
After postponing several deadlines, the company said on 6 February that the network would start operating before April.
Construction of the metro line stretching 12km and covering 12 stations has been completed, along with signal testing and system integration, it said. More info

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