Mumbai, Metro Rail News: Chief minister of Maharastra Shri Devendra Fadnavis on March 2,
CM Fadnavis is expected to flag off the second phase from the Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk station at
According to the source, The trial runs for the second phase are being conducted every night for the past few days. In December 2018,
The initial deadline for the opening of the entire corridor was May 13, 2011. It was revised eight times through the years, with the project running into several hurdles. The first phase (Chembur-Wadala) was operationalised before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
1 Lakh Passengres
The MMRDA, which has executed the project, expects the ridership to touch around 1 lakh passengers a day with the entire corridor operational.
A senior MMRDA official said, “The ridership will increase once the gap between trains reduces. We are looking at purchasing new rakes for this purpose.”
Frequency of the trains
MMRDA is also considering getting 10 new rakes in the next one-and-a-half years to increase the frequency of the trains to four minutes from the current 20 minutes.
Currently, the phase-1 is operational using four rakes, while six rakes are lying unused.