Mumbai (Metro Rail News): An internal metro project for Thane city will probably get scrapped. The project may get renewed by a high-speed tram, and also known as a light urban rail transit system, an official said. The new tram will run with the speed of 60 kilometres per hour as upon the old trams which trundle run at a speed of 15 kilometres per hour and it will reduce the travel time to the passengers.
The Thane Metro is a mass transit project for the Thane city, Maharashtra, India. It will feature 22 stations along with a 29 kilometres (18 mi) route and will be connected to lines 4 and 5 of the Mumbai Metro. The project will be implemented by the Thane Municipal Corporation and the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation. It received Cabinet approval on 6 March 2019 by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
“The purpose behind the move-in the plan was because the high-speed tram entails less capital expenditure as compared to a metro rail”, the official said. Past week, MMRDA ended contracts of two companies Simplex Infrastructure and the MBZ-RCC joint venture for the late in the completion of Metro Line 7.
Simplex performed only 5% of the work against the expected 65% in 30 months. MBZ-RCC, vice versa, managed to complete even less work. Just a day ahead of this disclosure, Simplex was also fired from the Andheri-Dahisar route.