Mumbai Metro gets rail board go ahead



The Railway Board has finally given approval to the rolling stock of Maharashtra’s first metro rail – Mumbai Metro (Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor). Now, a decision on the fare hike is awaited.

According to sources, with the Railway Board approval has been given for the mechanical systems of the metro rail.

Another source involved in the construction of the metro rail shared that the Railway Board on Tuesday made notings on the file of Mumbai Metro and the sanction letter for the rolling stock of the metro rail is likely to be received by the state authorities by Friday.

Earlier in May, the Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety had issued a provisional safety certificate to the 11.04 km long metro route. Thereafter, permission from the Railway Board was eagerly awaited.

Construction on the project had begun in 2008 with a deadline set for March 2012. Reliance Infrastructure-led Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL) had announced that their revised deadline was March 2014, but that too was missed. More info