Mumbai Metro services to start tomorrow



Maharashtra government and Anil Ambani controlled Reliance Infrastructure Ltd (R-Infra) are at loggerheads over the issue of tariff for the first line of Mumbai metro rail between the western suburb of Versova and the eastern suburb of Andheri.
Maharashtra government has moved the Bombay high court opposing the proposed tariff hike by R-Infra. Mumbai is set to get a modern metro rail network, with R-Infra all set to start commercial operations from 12 noon on Sunday.
With this first rail connectivity, Mumbaikars can avoid as many as 45 traffic signals and reduce travel time to 21 minutes from between 90 minutes and 120 minutes now, said Abhay Mishra, chief executive officer at Mumbai Metro One Pvt. Ltd’s (MMOPL).
MMOPL has announced a promotional fare of Rs.10 for the first 30 days. The fare is irrespective of the distance travelled on the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar (VAG) corridor for a single one-way trip between any stations. The promotional fare is notwithstanding the initial fare fixed and notified separately on initial opening of the metro railway under Central Metro Act, MMOPL said in a statement. More info