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Mumbai (formerly Bombay, approx. 12 million inh., some 20 million in metropolitan area)

Besides the busy suburban railways, which radiate from two termini in the city centre, Mumbai is developing a modern rapid transit system although at a pace much below that of Delhi.

The first metro line eventually started service in spring 2014, a few months after the first section of a monorail line had been brought into service.

 Metro Line 1

08-06-2014: Versova - Andheri - Ghatkopar

- 11.5 km, 12 stations, all elevated

 Metro Projects

Line 2: Charkop - Bandra - Mankhurd

Line 3: Santa Cruz - Bandra - City Centre - Cuffe Parade

For further details click here !

Phase II will include Charkop - Dahisar (7.5 km), Ghatkopar - Mulund (12.4 km)

Phase III comprises BKC - Kanjurmarg via Mumbai Airport (19.5 km), Andheri East - Dahisar East (18 km), Hutatma Chowk - Ghatkopar (21.8 km) and Sewri - Prabhadevi (3.5 km).

By 2021, the Mumbai Metro is expected to extend over 146.5 km.

Navi Mumbai, located on the eastern side of Mumbai metropolitan area, is in the process of developing its own first metro line. The line is being built in three phases (from 2011 to around 2016 or 2017):

Phase 1: Belapur-Kharghar-Taloja-Pendhar; 11.10 km, 11 stations
Phase 2: MIDC Taloja-Kalamboli–Khandeshwar (with option of extension to proposed Navi Mumbai Airport); 10.30 km, 8 stations
Phase 3: Interlink between Pendhar and MIDC; 2 km, 1 station Total: 23.40 km; 20 stations.

The entire line is to be elevated. Navi Mumbai is served by a few lines of the Mumbai Suburban Railway.



02-02-2014: Wadala - Chembur (9 km)

Phase 2 - Wadala Depot - Jacob Circle (20 km) planned to open in 2015

Mumbai Monorail
2014 © Indranil Mukherjee/Agence France-Presse - Getty Images


Mumbai currently has four rail corridors exclusive to the mass transit system (with separate tracks) totalling 149 Km. Trains run from 4:00am to 1:00am with a headway of 3 mins during peak hours and ranging from 5 to 10 mins during the rest of the hours of operation (except late at night, when headway is about 20-30 mins). Further, there are currently regular operations with a headway between 10 and 30 mins on other lines not exclusively for mass transit use (shared with long distance trains) totalling to 154 Km, in addition to the 149 km system. Alongside much of the mass transit tracks, the long distance tracks also carry 'fast' trains which do not stop at all stations.

The major sections of the exclusive MRTS system are (not including those shared with long distance trains)

a. Churchgate to Borivali on the Western Railway (WR) - 34 Km. A further 26 Km on this line from Borivali to Virar has regular suburban trains running on the main line tracks (shared with long distance trains). The separate line from Borivali to Virar is under construction.

b. Mumbai CST to Kalyan on the Central Railway (CR) Main Line (54 Km). Further, there are regular suburban trains going further and using the main line tracks (shared with long-distance trains). The two different lines from Kalyan onwards are Kalyan to Karjat (61 Km) and Kalyan to Kasara (67 Km).

c. Mumbai CST to Panvel on the Harbour Line (CR) (50 Km)

d. Wadala to Andheri linking the Harbour Line to the Western Railway Corridor.(11 Km)

24 Aug 2004: Thane - Vashi (22km)


Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation Ltd

Mumbai Metro One (Official Site)

Mumbai Metro (Unofficial Site)

Mumbai Metro at Wikipedia

Mumbai Suburban Railways at Wikipedia

Sky Bus Project 1

Thane Mass Transit Project


Churchgate Churchgate
Left & right: Churchgate

Churchgate Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST)
Left: Churchgate, right: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST)

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