MD Speaks

Shri. Ranjit Singh Deol, IAS

Managing Director, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation
Shri. Ranjit Singh Deol, IAS

The Govt. of Maharashtra is committed to implement ‘Metro Rail Projects’ to improve traffic & transportation scenario in Mumbai Metropolitan Region(MMR).

Mumbai Metro Line 3 (MML-3) which is 33.5 km long fully underground corridor with 27 stations (26 underground & 1 at grade) connecting Colaba to SEEPZ via BKC is a part of “Mumbai Metro Master Plan” covering 9 corridors with 153 kms to be implemented in three phases. Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has been constituted as a 50:50 Joint Venture (JV) between the Govt. of India (GOI) and Govt. of Maharashtra (GOM) and is responsible for the implementation of this project.

The objective of Metro is to provide a “Rail based Mass Rapid Transit Facility” to people residing in areas presently not connected by Suburban Rail System and to bring the Metro System within reach of 500 meters to 1 km.

The project has immense advantages for public such as:

  • Saving in travel time
  • Reduction in pollution
  • De-congestion of roads
  • Comfortable journey in air-conditioned environment
  • No road stress, significant saving of energy
  • Carbon neutral mode of transport
  • Connectivity to airport 6 CBDs, 30 educational institutes, 13 hospitals
  • Facility of escalators/lifts for senior citizen/differently abled
  • Safety of passengers with no trespassing due to platform screen doors

The project will have unique features such as:

  • Smart lighting based stations
  • Platform screen doors
  • Modern & energy efficient rolling stock
  • Station access controlled with AFC/smart cards etc.
  • State-of-the-art elevators/escalators