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September 16th, 2010, 02:02 PM
Navi Mumbai will get a monorail .....
Saw news in Times of Navi Mumbai few days back....
Updates will b coming soon....
September 16th, 2010, 02:56 PM
Not the right time to start the thread!
September 16th, 2010, 04:01 PM
Not the right time to start the thread!
September 16th, 2010, 04:27 PM
Navi Mumbai: The monorail dream for the cyber city is all set to get nearer to materialisation all thanks to the MMRDA. On Thursday, the state Chief Minister Ashok Chavan chaired an authority meeting and reportedly gave an in-principal approval to the master plan of the two monorail routes in Navi Mumbai along with five others connecting several parts of Mumbai and Thane.
The first route will be between Mahape and Kalyan via Shil Phata spanning a length of 21.10 kms while the second route will connect Koparkhairane and Chembur via Ghatkopar across a 15.72 kms long stretch of the total 135.21ksm proposed for Mumbai. The entire cost span of the monorail and metro in Mumbai is pegged at close to Rs 20,000 crore and the detailed project report for the same is likely to be ready by the year end.
"The state appointed a New Delhi-based consultant to help them prepare a monorail master plan for the MMR considering the projected demand for 2021 and 2031. The consultant was expected to draw up a monorail corridor plan taking into account the travel habits, main centres, developing growth centres, regions potential enough for redevelopment etc, and was also expected to advise as to how to generate funds and whether to adopt cash contract mode or a PPP mode for the development of the Mono Rail corridor plan," informed a MMRDA official requesting anonymity.
The Koparkhairane- Chembur stretch will cost Rs 3,686.30crore while that of the Kalyan- Mahape route will cost Rs 2,932.90 crore. "The company, while arriving at these cost estimates, took into account various aspects such as alignment, station building, depots/ switches and crossings, traction and power supply, signaling, electrification, communications and security systems, rolling stock, automatic fare collection systems, system integration and testing, taxes, feasibility studies, engineering and construction supervision, approximate estimates of land and resettlement and rehabilitation," informed the official.
The MMRDA officials opine that despite the high project costs, the monorail if implemented, would ferry a large number of commuters on the respective stretches. The projected daily number of commuters on the Koparkhairane- Chembur route is 4,57,059 while 2,53,498 commuters are expected to use the Kalyan-Mahape route daily in 2016. in 2021, the route would ferry 5,21,871 commuters along Koparkhairane and 2,94,357 along the Kalyan- Mahape route.
"Considering the increase in population, increased travel demand and narrow road networks running through congested structures, there is a need of a system which will occupy less space as well as reduce travel time. With the objective, to support public rapid transit system such as suburban rail system and metro rail system and where public rapid transit system is not available or impossible to provide such system and where widening of roads is not possible due to structures on either sides, Mono Rail system is proposed to be implemented by MMRDA and the state," informed a MMRDA official.
When contacted, Dilip Kawathkar, the joint project director of MMRDA confirmed the status of the monorail projects. "The state has given an in-principal approval to the master plan of the monorail routes in Navi Mumbai, Thane and Mumbai. We will soon carry out a survey and appoint a consultant for the feasibility report," he said.
September 23rd, 2010, 03:53 PM
CITY & Industrial Development Corporation (CIOCO) and Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) are exploring various options for integrating the Metro net-works being planned in Navi Mumbai and Mumbai.
Discussions are on between CIOCO and MMRDA officials to plan out the integration of the Mumbai Metro and Navi Mumbai Metro systems from across the Thane creek.
“We will take the Mumbai Metro rail till Mankhurd. We have had discussions with CIDCO officials and if integration of Metro routes has to happen, then CIDCO has to take the Navi Mumbai line across the Vashi creek and connect it to Mankhurd,” said Metropolitan Commissioner Ratnakar Gaikwad.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the consult-ant appointed by CIDCO for the Navi Mumbai Metro, had identified six metro corridors for Navi Mumbai - Uran-Ranjanpada-Nerul (28.3 km); Belapur-Kharghar-Taloje-Kalamboli-Khandeshwar-New Airport (21 km); Vashi-Nerul-Panvel (25 km); Ranjanpada-Kharkopar-Seawoods (14 km); Dighe-Turbhe-Belapur (20 km) and Vashi-Ghansoli-Mhape (9 km). One of these, Vashi-Nerul-Panvel, can be connected with Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd.
“A decision on the Panvel-Nerul-Vashi line will be taken only after 2015. Passenger traffic has to be studied as the line would run almost parallel to the railway line. More importantly, the Navi Mumbai Metro and Mumbai Metro would have separate coaches and signaling systems and that would require synchronization before any sort of integration,” said B B Mehta, CIDCO’s additional chief engineer (railway projects). He said the work of connecting Mumbai and Navi Mumbai would be jointly carried out by CIDCO and the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation.
If the Navi Mumbai airport plan takes off, Gaikwad said, it can be connected to the domestic airport in Mumbai. “If all goes well, we can connect it with the current airport through the Bandra Kurla Complex link,” said Gaikwad. A 7-km link has been planned to connect BKC with Mumbai airport.
Meanwhile, the Navi Mumbai Metro project is set to get rolling this week with the government expected to issue the final notification for the first corridor’s alignment.
“We haven’t received any objections to our draft notification and hence we have finalised the route for the first corridor that will connect Belapur-Kharghar-Taloja-Kalamboli. The line will be extended to the proposed airport in the future,” said a state government official.
Of six proposed corridors, the first itself will cost Rs 4,000 crore. The first corridor will have three lines: the 10.79-km Belapur-Kharghar-Taloja-Pendar, the 8.15-km Khandeswar, Kalamboli-MIDC and the 3-km Pendar-MIDC to complete the loop.
Line one will have 11 proposed stations: Belapur, sector 7 in CBD, CIDCO Science Park, Utsav Chowk, Kharghar Sector-11, Kharghar Sector-14, Central Park, Pethapada, Kharghar Sector-34, Panchanand and Pendar.
Owners of industrial units had opposed the alignment which would take the Metro through a portion of their land. However, none of them has registered a formal protest to the draft notification.