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Indian Railways is launching the Mumbai elevated rail corridor project


Indian Railways is planning to launch a new air-conditioned suburban train service in Mumbai. The project will involve cost of around INR 200 bn. The technical feasibility study for this Mumbai elevated rail corridor project has already been conducted and concessionaire shall be finalized by March 15, 2013.

The new 63.27 km elevated rail corridor links Oval Maidan,South Mumbai, and Virar in the northern most railway station of Mumbai Suburban Railway. This corridor will have two-track corridor along the existing Churchgate-Virar section, which is operated by the Western Railway (WR) Zone of Indian Railways. Out of the 62.27 km corridor, 42.72 km route will be on elevated track, 8.04 km will be underground and the remaining 12.52 at ground level. It will have with 26 stations, designed for trains running at speed of 100 kmph. This service is expected to boost capacity on the over-exhausted western suburban railway service.


Friday , 24   August , 2012