Mumbai Metro, a joint venture between Reliance Infrastructure, Veolia Transport and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), and designed to reduce traffic congestion in Mumbai, has crossed the symbolic threshold of 100 million passengers.
This rapid transit system has been supplementing the overcrowded Mumbai suburban railway network for a little over a year now, and is already one of the world’s most dense metro networks.
Set off on 8th June 2014, this 11.4 km east-west line serves 12 stations, linking Ghatkopar and Versova, and provides interchange to Indian Railways’ suburban services at Andheri and Ghatkopar.
The milestone of 100 million passengers is a fine achievement for the French companies RATP Dev and Transdev which jointly runs this system on behalf of the Reliance Group-led PPP consortium under a five-year agreement. This agreement also includes the maintenance of the infrastructure for Mumbai line. More info