Navi Mumbai Metro’s Trial Runs Extended to Central Park


Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (Maha Metro) and CIDCO on Thursday extended trial runs on Navi Mumbai Metro’s 11.10 km Line-1 to Central Park Station – the 5th station from the line’s northern terminal.

Manual train testing using CRRC Zhuzhou train-sets had originally started within Taloja Depot in August 2019 and on the main-line towards Pendhar Station in September 2019.

This is the first time trains have ventured southward towards the Kharghar side of the line.

As things stand right now – core civil work on the 4.5 km northern section (Pendhar – Central Park) is complete, with systems integration and architectural finishing work pending at its 5 stations of Pendhar, Panchanand, Sector 34, Pethpada and Central Park.

Navi Mumbai Metro’s Route Map – view system info
Navi Mumbai Metro’s Trial Runs Extended to Central Park
Screenshot via CIDCO’s video


MahaMetro invited bids for the remaining (balance) construction work of the southern section (Central Park – CBD Belapur) in April, and the current bid submission deadline is May 18.

A new deadline for starting commercial operations has still not been announced even after MahaMetro took over as the Chief Engineer in February, but I’m looking at a mid-2022 partial opening for the northern section, with the rest opening later in 2023.

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