PM Modi launched indigenously-built coach for Mumbai metro

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched an indigenously-built metro which would be used by upcoming Mumbai metro network. The coach has been built by Bharat Earth Movers (BEML), Bengaluru.

Key Highlights

The metro coach built by Bharat Earth Movers (BEML) is the first in list of 500 coaches to be delivered to Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC). It has been built by BEML at its Bengaluru facility in flat 75 days.

Mumbai Metro project shows that that financial capital is catching up with National Capital after decades in modern public transport and is pumping in more than Rs.1.2 lakh crore to build 14 metro corridors stretching 337-km over next decade.

The new coach will enable commuters to travel along with their bicycles to the destinations, as is seen in cities of developed world.

PM Modi also laid foundation for 3 more metro lines entailing a length of more than 42 km and to be built at an investment of over Rs.19,000 crore.

These 3 new lines take total number of metro lines to 14 across Mumbai metropolitan region. The new corridors are-

  1. 2-km Gaimukh-Shivaji Chowk (Mira Road) metro-10
  2. 8-km Wadala-CST metro-11
  3. 7-km Kalyan-Taloja metro-12 corridor

PM Modi laid foundation for 32-storey Metro Bhavan at Aarey Colony, one of the two large green belts of megaplois (even against mounting public criticism). The metro headquarters will be integrated operations and control centre for proposed 14 metro lines in and around Mumbai.

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