Indian Finance Minister P. Chidambram has announced that building will begin on line 3 of the Mumbai Metro. The 33.5km, 27 station corridor, will run from Colaba to SEEPZ, from the South of the city to the Western suburbs. Central and State governments will shoulder an equal share of the estimated $3.8bn cost of Line 3, which will be ready for use in 2019.
The Mumbai Metro is a rapid transit system designed to ease the pressure on packed commuter trains and offer the city's 20 million residents a more comfortable experience. The first line will be open in September 2013, the second at the turn of the year and the entire 8-line Mumbai Metro network in 2021.
Mr. Biswaranjan Beura, Manager of Signals and Telecommunication for Mumbai Metro, will be a VIP guest at International Rail Infrastructure and Technology Summit (IRITS) 2013. Mr Beura will take part in procurement meetings and various networking functions at the event, which takes place in Berlin on 6-8 November 2013. For further information, visit www.irits.org.