The Cidco Navi Mumbai Metro Rail project worth Rs 7,633 crore is back on track. The Metro Project with three lines connecting various residential areas and the industrial hub of Taloja MIDC is now expected to be completed by end of 2024.
Line IV of the Metro, the last point connectivity with the airport, has been kept in abeyance as it has to be synchronised with the proposed CST-Panvel elevated Metro track and entry/exit to the airport by proposed sky bus.
CIDCO is executing work on Line I, which is expected to be commissioned in 2021, while Line III, which is a short distance, will get commissioned after that. Line II will follow thereafter. The entire 22.09-km Metro project providing connectivity in Cidco Panvel city municipal corporation area will be completed by 2024.
Cidco has awarded the contract for Lines II and III to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. Line III, described a loop (line), will connect Line I from Belapur railway station to Pendhar with Taloja. Taloja industries association president , Satish Shetty said, “We have requested Cidco to complete the connectivity before Line II. It is a short distance, and with three lakh people working in the industrial estate, there will be traffic on the route.