Thursday, March 20, 2008

Mumbai Metro

Work for Phase 1 of Mumbai Metro Rail Project Mass Rapid Transit has finally begun. This photo is right outside my mom's place on Versova Road. The first 11 km route of the Mumbai metro will be between Versova and Ghatkopar, all stations elevated, connecting the East to the West.

Anil Dhirubhai Ambani's Reliance Energy has bagged the project. Talks are on with major rolling stock builders like Alstom (France), Siemens (Germany) and Bombardier, which have produced vehicles for metro systems all over the world.

This section on Versova road is in the middle of the road, and obviously causing traffic problems. You can see the 7 Bunglow Bus Depot Mall in the photo. Also, a large number of traders at the Andheri market will have to be relocated to give way to the project. Promises are many. We have to wait and watch if they are implemented.


  1. Hi Anu,

    I am a member of SkyscraperCity - an online forum that is tracking many infrastructure projects coming up in India which includes the Mumbai Metro project. I was wondering if I could post your images in the forum. I'll also add a "Copyright Anu" text above the images. It would be really great if you can allow me to post them.

    here's the link to the forum -

    and the Mumbai metro thread -

    Please do let me know. And if you like the forum, then please do consider joining it :-)


  2. Nice info and photos.
    Making a metro is always hard time for cities and people who live there, but when ended ... wow!!!


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