Navi Mumbai Metro’s Trial Runs Extended to Central Park
Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (Maha Metro) and CIDCO on Thursday extended trial runs on Navi Mumbai Metro’s 11.10 km Line-1 to Central Park Station – the 5th station from the line’s northern terminal.
Manual train testing using CRRC Zhuzhou train-sets had originally started within Taloja Depot in August 2019 and on the main-line towards Pendhar Station in September 2019.
This is the first time trains have ventured southward towards the Kharghar side of the line.
As things stand right now – core civil work on the 4.5 km northern section (Pendhar – Central Park) is complete, with systems integration and architectural finishing work pending at its 5 stations of Pendhar, Panchanand, Sector 34, Pethpada and Central Park.
MahaMetro invited bids for the remaining (balance) construction work of the southern section (Central Park – CBD Belapur) in April, and the current bid submission deadline is May 18.
A new deadline for starting commercial operations has still not been announced even after MahaMetro took over as the Chief Engineer in February, but I’m looking at a mid-2022 partial opening for the northern section, with the rest opening later in 2023.
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Will CRRC get one more contract to make the same trains for the NMM Line 1’s remaining strech?
I feel a Doubt, why CIDCO have ordered just 8 Trains. Is 8 Trains will be enough to operate at Line 1. I think 14-16 Trains would be required for a 6 min frequency
Yea, far too less to operate at high frequencies. Typically you’d want at least 1 train-set per km.
I have heard that Metro trains will be running at a frequency of 8 mins. 8 trains have brought only for Line 1’s Phase1.
CIDCO never disclosed contract details. Typically rolling stock manufacturers offer to provide additional train-sets in the future for a set price, if that option is exercised within a certain timeframe.
Given how far we are from the future extension towards Navi Mumbai Airport, I believe a new tender notice will be published for firms to participate.
Can anyone please update me on the status of LOA for lone 2b metro that j kumar acquired or not…..?
Award of contract is still pending
Thank you there. Its just that , don’t know what could be the possible reason for this delay….
Unless and until whole route is opened, trains will be running empty.And looking at the current population of taloja and Kharghar frequency of 10 mins is sufficient.