Mumbai's first metro rolls out from Versova depot, test run on May 1


By Ateeq Shaikh

Finally, for the first time, the first metro rail of Mumbai rolled out of the Versova car depot on Friday evening.

“The trial process started on Friday evening and the metro rail rolled out of the Versova car depot to run up to Azad Nagar (also known as Indian Oil Junction),” confirmed SVR Srinivas, additional metropolitan commissioner, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).

MMRDA officials will hold the trial run officially on May 1, which is Maharashtra Day.

Earlier this month, dna had reported of trial runs likely to be conducted in the second half of April in order to meet the deadline of August 2013 when the metro is expected to be opened for public use. More info