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Wed May 1, 2013, 06:16 PM

Mumbai's Metro rail service to begin in September

from the Indian Express:


The first phase of Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro Rail service is likely to commence by September this year and the entire phase will be operational by the year end, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said here today.

"We will start full passenger service by September and the entire stretch (11.4-kilometre Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor) by December," Chavan said after flagging off the first safety trial run of the Mumbai Metro here.

Chavan said the process of obtaining all mandatory safety certifications are underway, adding that the service will be functional once these certifications are received.

He also said that the work on Navi Mumbai Metro project has also begun, adding that the project worth Rs 5,500 crore will be thrown open to the public this year. .................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/mumbais-metro-rail-service-to-begin-in-september/1110118/



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed May 1, 2013, 08:22 PM

1. ya, until a cow takes a nap on the tracks nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Thu May 2, 2013, 01:02 PM

3. I doubt there are many cows in Mumbai

 

formerly known as Bombay, it's one of the most densely populated cities in the world.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2013, 01:01 PM

2. crore = 10 million

 

thus, Rs (rupees) 5,500 crore = 55 billion, or about US$1 billion.

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