It's 'Mumbai Metro' and not 'Reliance Metro'


Ateeq Shaikh

The Versova – Andheri – Ghatkopar will now be officially called as ‘Mumbai Metro’ and not ‘Reliance Metro’.

For almost a year now there have been differences between the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) over labelling the 11.46 km long first metro corridor.

“Yes, RInfra has agreed to rename metro rail project as ‘Mumbai Metro’ from ‘Reliance Metro’. The changes in project name at the stations and other locations will start soon,” confirmed UPS Madan, metropolitan commissioner of MMRDA.

The development authority is part of Mumbai Metro One Private Limited, the consortia consisting of RInfra and Veolia, who is implementing the first metro rail project.

According to RInfra, the logo and brand name ‘Reliance Metro’ had got finalised back in July 2013 as the MMRDA had not responded to the designs and logos submitted. More info