The deadline for the phase-I Navi Mumbai metro has been extended by the city and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) which was scheduled to be completed in 2014.
The date is extended to increase the width of the coaches from the existing 2.9 mtr to 3.2 mtr for the future alignment with Mumbai Metro, as a result of the change in the original structural plan; the corporation had to give time to its rolling stock vendor, Ansaldo, to rework the coaches.
The civil work of the viaduct is 73 percent completed were nearly 55-60 percent of the work on the 11 stations proposed on the corridor is still pending where the civil work of the metro depot at Taloja is 15-20 percent completed.
The project would be developed in to three stages: The 11.1 km Belapur-Pendhar section; the 8.35 km Khandeshwar-Taloja section; and the two km Taloja-Pendhar inter-connection corridor. The 11.1 km, Phase-I corridor of the metro, stretching from Belapur CBD to Pendhar, estimated to cost Rs 2,500 crore, is now expected to commence operations by 2017.
Above all from the civil work, the systems work will commence in a few weeks and will take 30 months to complete