Navi Mumbai Metro: Information on map, route, stations, and recent updates.


Navi Mumbai, constructed as a satellite town to Mumbai, has made significant progress over the past ten years. Currently, every single node, whether old or new, being established in Navi Mumbai is being strategically developed to offer advanced social and physical infrastructure to the residents. Navi Mumbai is where India's biggest transit-oriented development (TOD) is located at Seawoods Darave, for instance. The Navi Mumbai Metro (NMM) commencing operations marks the latest achievement of this satellite city.

Cidco built the Navi Mumbai Metro, a mass rapid transit system. In order to relieve congestion on the railway system and increasing traffic on the roads, it was necessary to introduce a new form of public transportation that would connect all residential areas in Navi Mumbai. Therefore, the Navi Mumbai Metro was planned to have five lines, spanning a total length of 106.4 kilometers. The Navi Mumbai Metro is crucial for the smart city's transportation requirements and will also drive the city's economic development.

Navi Mumbai Metro inauguration

The Navi Mumbai Metro started operations on November 17,2023 with no formal inauguration. This is in line with the orders given by the Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde to Cidco. On the inauguration day, the Line 1 of the Navi Mumbai Metro operated from 3 PM to 10 PM between Belapur Terminal and Pendhar and back. Cidco has appointed Maha Metro as the metro rail operator of Navi Mumbai Metro.


Navi Mumbai Metro timings

The Navi Mumbai Metro will operate from 6 AM to 10 PM everyday with a frequency of 15 minutes.

Navi Mumbai Metro project cost

The total estimated cost for the Navi Mumbai Metro Line-1 project is Rs 3,400 crore. Cidco has already contributed Rs 2,600 crore, with Rs 500 crore coming from a bank line of credit, and the rest will be covered by Cidco's internal accruals.

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Navi Mumbai Metro map

Navi Mumbai Metro map

Navi Mumbai Metro rail network

The Maharashtra government has given permission to City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra Limited (CIDCO) to oversee the building, upkeep, and running of the Navi Mumbai Metro for Corridor-1 in three stages. Construction work for the Navi Mumbai metro rail project began on May 1, 2011 with the laying of the foundation stone. The planned Corridor-1 route consists of Belapur, Kharghar, Pendhar, Kalamboli, and Khandeshwar and is set to be expanded to Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA). Corridor-1 is derived from an extensive project report prepared by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the Navi Mumbai Metro Rail Project.

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Navi Mumbai Metro Line 1

Line-1 will span a distance of 23.4 km and will have 20 metro stops. Beginning in Belapur, Line 1 of the Navi Mumbai Metro will end at the Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA). Line-1 will undergo development in four stages – the initial phase will be from Belapur to Pendhar, spanning 11.1 km with 11 elevated stations, ending at Belapur and having a workshop at Taloja metro station.

Navi Mumbai Metro Line 2 

The second phase of Navi Mumbai Metro, running from MIDC Taloja metro station to Khandeshwar, will span a distance of 10.30 km and have eight stations along the route. The Navi Mumbai Metro Line 2 will be funded by NMMC, while Navi Mumbai Metro Line 3 will be funded by MMRDA.

A connection will be established between Pendhar and MIDC on the Navi Mumbai Metro line 3 as part of Phase-3, encompassing a distance of two kilometers with one station. After all, the Phase-4 route of Navi Mumbai Metro will extend from Khandeshwar to the Navi Mumbai International Airport (NMIA).

Navi Mumbai Metro stations: CBD Belapur to Pendhar Metro station

Navi Mumbai Metri stations in Line -1 Phase -1 starts from CBD Belapur metro station to Pendhar metro station.

  • CBD Belapur
  • Sector 7
  • CIDCO Science Park
  • Utsav Chowk
  • Sector 11
  • Sector 14
  • Central Park
  • Pethpada
  • Sector 34
  • Panchanand
  • Pendhar Metro Station

Navi Mumbai Metro stations in Line -2 will start form Taloja metro station to Khandeshwar metro station.

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Navi Mumbai Metro link to suburban railway stations

As per a report by Mid-Day, Mukherjee indicated that a connection to metro station 1 is planned for Belapur suburban railway station, while Kharghar suburban railway station is set to have a link to metro station 3. Furthermore, the Taloja Metro Station could potentially serve as a connection point to the Konkan Railway. The Navi Mumbai Metro will run as a train with three cars, but can be expanded to six cars in the future when needs and necessary infrastructure are met.

Navi Mumbai Metro ticket prices

The fare for Phase 1 of Navi Mumbai Metro Line-1 starts at a minimum of Rs 10. A tweet by Mukherjee stated that this would be Rs 5 lower than the NMMC AC bus fare. CIDCO plans to utilize cutting-edge technology for automatic fare collection on Navi Mumbai Metro, such as online ticketing, QR code usage, and near field communication.

Cidco announces Navi Mumbai Metro Neo on Lines 2, 3 and 4

Cidco has chosen to introduce Metro Neo in Navi Mumbai Metro Lines 2, 3, and 4. This will begin once the operations of Navi Mumbai Metro Line 1 have started. Metro Neo is a rubber-tired electric trolley bus that operates using an overhead traction system for power.

Cidco stated in a tweet that Metro Neo coaches are smaller and lighter than traditional Metro trains. They are both eco-friendly and energy-saving.

Navi Mumbai Metro: Impact on real estate

The Navi Mumbai Metro Line-1 goes through all of Kharghar before reaching Pendhar. Due to this, it links different areas within Kharghar and also provides a connection between Kharghar and Pendhar, which was previously only accessible through NMMT buses, autos, and Eco share taxis, the latter options being costly. Due to the enhanced connectivity, the property value in the Kharghar residential market has begun to increase. Moreover, the location features extensive plots of land that are under development by well-known developers.

Aquire POV

The Navi Mumbai Metro Phase-1, spanning 11 stations along the route from Belapur to Pendhar, has gained significant popularity, particularly due to its proximity to residential and educational areas. Before, individuals used to spend a significant amount of money on traveling short distances, notably from Kharghar Railway Station to Taloja. However, now they have a more affordable and convenient option, leading to the success of Navi Mumbai Metro Phase-1. The property market prices in the Navi Mumbai area have also been influenced by the metro.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Ans 1. Lax work by contractors has been pointed out as the primary reason for the delays in Navi Mumbai metro project by CIDCO officials. “The first consortium of contractors failed to complete the work till the fixed deadline and were terminated.” said Sanjay Nadgauda, Additional Chief Engineer at CIDCO.

Ans 2. It has been developed as an independent, fully self-contained metro city. Its the worlds largest, planned, well-balanced, modern city. Navi Mumbai has been planned and developed by CIDCO to meet the infrastructural needs of a modern metropolis.

Ans 3. Customer needs to follow 3 simple steps to buy a WhatsApp e-ticket. Send 'hi' to 9670008889. Click on the link to select: source & destination. Click to pay online for e-ticket (Or Share OTP to purchase Paper Ticket at the ticketing counters, with cash/ QR).

Ans 4. Mumbai is the most populated city in India.

Ans 5. Line 1 of the Mumbai Metro Line 1 is operated by Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL), a joint venture between Reliance Infrastructure (69%), Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, (26%) and RATP Dev Transdev Asia, France (5%).