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Mumbai's Metro Rail Overcomes Six-Month Delay

Posted: Dec. 20th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
Mumbai Metro

Launched back in 2011 as a means to facilitate mass transit within the city and to bring with it a host of benefits to the city, Mumbai's Metro Rail project has finally gotten back on-track with the construction of nearly 42 of its 320 foundations. Though the news comes after a six month delay caused by a drop in stocks, directors with the City and Industrial Development Corporation predict the trains will run well before their December 2014 deadline.

The Metro rail project being constructed by the City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) in Navi Mumbai between Belapur and Pendhar got a shot in the arm on Tuesday.


Engineers have started installing segments atop the pillars, said a Cidco official. The Rs 2,111-crore project to create a 11-km viaduct for the Metro with 11 stations, with majority falling in Kharghar,


was launched in May 2011. Of the 320 pillars the metro has built nearly 42 are ready now with foundations for many more already in place.


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