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Navi Mumbai Metro work starts

Published: Monday, May 2, 2011, 3:00 IST
By DNA Correspondent | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

Mumbai Metropolitan Region’s first metro project on cash contract got a major boost on Sunday when chief minister Prithviraj Chavan performed the Bhoomipujan for the metro line in Navi Mumbai. Constructed by the City Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO), at a cost of Rs1,984 crore, the metro will run from Belapur to Pendhar, connecting the proposed new international airport.

Speaking on the occasion, Chavan said that overall development of cities such as Navi Mumbai is on the government’s priority list. “At present, CIDCO has begun the civil work for this 11km line — a first in its periphery. Their target should be to start the metro rail by 2013 instead of 2014 as per schedule,” said Chavan.

The 11km route will be constructed by CIDCO, without any private participation, and the civil works contract has been awarded to J-Kumar Infra projects. “The cost of civil contract is approximately Rs355 crore; cost of constructing the metro stations and car depot is approximately Rs550 crore. While the rolling stock (the coaches) will cost Rs190 crore, electrification, signalling and the other aspects will cost CIDCO Rs889 crore,” said a senior CIDCO official. He added that this route is a part of a 22km route connecting Belapur-Taloja-Kalamboli-Khandeshwar-New Airport route.

The alignment details have been designed by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) which has also designed a master plan for six major metro lines

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report_navi-mumbai-metro-work-starts_1538392

 

State aims for two more Navi Mumbai Metro lines in a year

Posted: Wed May 04 2011, 00:20 hrs

 

After undertaking work on the first Metro railway project in Navi Mumbai, the state is now planning to lay the foundation stone for two more lines of the project in a year. One of the arms of the project, which will go from Vashi-Nerul-Seawoods-Panvel, will run parallel to the existing railway line and eventually link the Mumbai and Navi Mumbai Metro railway networks.

The foundation stone for the first arm of the project in Navi Mumbai, which will run on the Belapur-Taloja-Khandeshwar-Navi Mumbai airport route, was laid on Sunday. The Delhi Metro Railway Corporation had identified six Metro corridors for Navi Mumbai which total 190.70 kilometres. The project is being executed by the Cidco and though it is envisaged to complete work on the route by March 2014, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan sought that the target be pushed to 2013.

Principal secretary (Urban Development Department) T C Benjamin said of the six corridors, they wanted to take up work on another two — Vashi-Nerul-Seawoods-Panvel, which is a 25-km-long route costing Rs 6,000 crore and the Ranjanpada-Kharkopar-Seawoods route, which is 14 km long and will cost Rs 3,000 crore. Benjamin said the work on these two arms will be undertaken on a war footing by the Cidco in six months and the bhoomi poojan will be performed in a year.

He added once Vashi and Mankhurd were linked, the Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd Metro could be connected to the Vashi-Nerul-Seawoods-Panvel route, which will provide connectivity from Mumbai to the satellite city. Moreover, the two projects are using the same standard gauge.

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/state-aims-for-two-more-navi-mumbai-metro-lines-in-a-year/785432/

State aims for two more Navi Mumbai Metro lines in a year

Posted: Wed May 04 2011, 00:20 hrs

After undertaking work on the first Metro railway project in Navi Mumbai, the state is now planning to lay the foundation stone for two more lines of the project in a year. One of the arms of the project, which will go from Vashi-Nerul-Seawoods-Panvel, will run parallel to the existing railway line and eventually link the Mumbai and Navi Mumbai Metro railway networks.

The foundation stone for the first arm of the project in Navi Mumbai, which will run on the Belapur-Taloja-Khandeshwar-Navi Mumbai airport route, was laid on Sunday. The Delhi Metro Railway Corporation had identified six Metro corridors for Navi Mumbai which total 190.70 kilometres. The project is being executed by the Cidco and though it is envisaged to complete work on the route by March 2014, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan sought that the target be pushed to 2013.

Principal secretary (Urban Development Department) T C Benjamin said of the six corridors, they wanted to take up work on another two — Vashi-Nerul-Seawoods-Panvel, which is a 25-km-long route costing Rs 6,000 crore and the Ranjanpada-Kharkopar-Seawoods route, which is 14 km long and will cost Rs 3,000 crore. Benjamin said the work on these two arms will be undertaken on a war footing by the Cidco in six months and the bhoomi poojan will be performed in a year.

He added once Vashi and Mankhurd were linked, the Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd Metro could be connected to the Vashi-Nerul-Seawoods-Panvel route, which will provide connectivity from Mumbai to the satellite city. Moreover, the two projects are using the same standard gauge.

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/state-aims-for-two-more-navi-mumbai-metro-lines-in-a-year/785432/

 

Work on Navi Mumbai Metro to begin by Dec

Zeeshan Shaikh, Hindustan Times
Mumbai, March 02, 2011

First Published: 01:57 IST(2/3/2011)

There is some good news in store for over 2 million Navi Mumbai residents. The City Industrial Development Corporation of India (CIDCO) has decided to expedite construction of the New Mumbai Metro and is now looking for contractors, who will build 11 stations on the CBD Belapur to Pendhar route.

The proposed Metro line will considerably ease travel woes of those living in Navi Mumbai, which has seen an exponential growth in population in the past few years and is expected to touch 5-million mark by 2031.

And as the city spreads out, there is a greater need for improving public transport systems in the area, which will also see the construction of the Navi Mumbai airport.

The 10.79-km long proposed Metro line, worth Rs2,000 crore, will have eleven stations located between CBD Belapur and Pendhar. CIDCO plans to build this project on a cash-contract basis, which it will fund through its own resources and the agency had already floated tenders for construction of the elevated viaduct on which the Metro will run. The Rs340-cr contract will be awarded by end of March.

In an attempt to expedite construction, the agency has decided to look out for interested bidders. “We are now looking at contractors, who will construct these 11 Metro stations. These stations will cost us around Rs230 crore,” CIDCO’s additional chief engineer railway project BB Mehta said. CIDCO officials are expecting to begin work on this project by year-end.

“We are aiming to complete this project in three years,” a senior CIDCO official said.

The agency still has to look out for suppliers of Metro coaches and is yet to finalise whom to award this Rs2,000-cr project to run. After successful completion of trial runs, it will be ready for use by 2016.

Other two Metro lines in Navi Mumbai — 8.15-km long stretch from Khandeshwar to Taloje MIDC and 2.2-km interlink from Taloje MIDC to Pendhar — are still in the planning stage.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Work-on-Navi-Mumbai-Metro-to-begin-by-Dec/Article1-668430.aspx

 

 

The Navi Mumbai Metro is a rapid transit proposed for the city of Navi Mumbai, India. The total system consists of 6 corridors covering a distance of 117.3 km. The entire system is planned to be elevated.

Corridors

A master plan consisting of six different corridors have been planned by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

 

Corridor 1 [28.3 km]

This corridor begins at Uran and goes via Ranjanpada and ends at Nerul covering a distance of 28.3 km.

Corridor 2 [21 km]

This corridor covers a distance of 21 km and starts from Belapur and goes via Kharghar, Taloje, Kalamboli, Khandeshwar and ends in new airport

Corridor 3 [25 km]

The third corridor begins at Vashi and goes via Nerul and terminates at Panvel covering a distance of 25 km.

Corridor 4 [14 km]

The fourth corridor begins at Ranjanpada and goes via Kharkopar and finally terminates at Seawoods covering a distance of 14 km.

Corridor 5 [20 km]

The fifth corridor is planned over a distance of 20 km beginning at Dighe, going via Turbhe and terminates at Belapur.

Corridor 6 [9 km]

The sixth corridor begins at Vashi and ends at Mhape going via Ghansoli covering a distance of 9 km.

Phases

Corridor 2 is to be taken up at first and is planned to be built over 3 phases. The proposed route shall be from Belapur – Kharghar – Taloje – MIDC – Kalamboli – Khandeshwar railway station. This route is to be extended up to the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport. A maintenance depot will be constructed on a 20-acre (81,000 m2) plot at Taloja for the circular line. A temporary maintenance depot will be constructed on a 5 hectare land at Khandeshwar.[2]

The proposed route shall be from Belapur-Kharghar-Taloje-MIDC-Kalamboli- Khandeshar railway station. This route is to be extended up to the proposed Navi Mumbai International Air Port. In the first phase, construction shall be from Belapur to Taloje.  The total length of this line shall be 10.79 km and have 10 railway stations viz. Belapur Rly station, Sector-7 Belapur, Science Park, Utsav Chowk, Sector-14, Central Park, Pethapada, Sector-34, Panchnand and Pendhar.

Phase I

In the first phase, Belapur to Taloje section would be constructed covering a distance of 10.79 km with 10 stations at Belapur Rly station, Sector-7 Belapur, Science Park, Utsav Chowk, Sector-14, Central Park, Pethapada, Sector-34, Panchnand and Pendhar.

Phase II

In the second phase, the section between Khandeshwar and Taloje MIDC will be constructed covering a distance of 8.15 km with 7 stations at Sector-10 Kamothe, Sector-2E Kalamboli, Sector-7E Kalamboli, Sector-10E Kalamboli, Kasadi and two railway stations in MIDC area.

Phase III

The third phase will connect the two sections build in Phases I and II by a link of 2.2 km so as to form a loop from Belapur to Khandeshwar

Project Status

  • 29 April 2010: Navi Mumbai Metro gets approval.
  •  21 May 2010: No objections or suggestions for Navi Mumbai Metro in public hearing.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navi_Mumbai_Metro

Update 25 Feb 2009

Twin corridors for Navi Mumbai Metro in Phase 1

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s (DMRC) preliminary study on the feasibility of a metro rail in Navi Mumbai has revealed that two corridors can kick off initially.

The two corridors in Phase I suggested by the consultant to the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) are Nerul-Uran and a ring route from Belapur to Mansarovar via Kharghar and Kalamboli.

“DMRC has suggested taking up metro corridors phase-wise. While other corridors would only be needed after 2021 after a relook at the masterplan,” said G S Gill, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, CIDCO. The 27-km Nerul-Uran corridor is expected to be completed by 2015.

The proposed elevated metro rail corridors are indicated to cost around Rs 140 crore per km. The cost of construction for the Mumbai metro is between Rs 200 crore to Rs 250 crore/km, while the underground corridor proposed from Colaba to Bandra would cost three times that of an elevated corridor in Mumbai. “The entire stretch would be elevated thus making it cost efficient,” Gill added.

Navi Mumbai needs a metro rail project for better transportation in view of the proposed international airport near Kalamboli and the upcoming central business district in Belapur, which houses government as well as corporate houses. The DMRC that also prepared the masterplan for Mumbai metro rail project had voiced its reservations on a public private partnership model being adopted for the city has recommended the PPP-model in Navi Mumbai. “We’ve not gone in detail into the implementation model but it differs depending upon region. The DMRC has recommended PPP,” Gill stated.

CIDCO has earlier shunned the Central Railway midway of theNerul-Belapur-Seawood-Uran project in the region and opted for metro rail. “The embankment work on the Nerul-Uran stretch was going on, which will now have to be changed a bit,” he added.

Source: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/twin-corridors-for-navi-mumbai-metro-in-phase-1/427688/0

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