Mumbai plans on Airport Metro; running at 90 kmph; heres more on it
Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has planned on providing direct high-speed rail connectivity between the existing Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Santacruz to the proposed Navi Mumbai International airport.
It need be mentioned that India’s first dedicated Metro corridor between two international airports — the 40-km Airport Metro proposed in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region — will have the trains running at thrice the speed of a normal suburban Metro service.
Officials said that the they are contemplating running the metro service at a maximum operating speed of up to 90 km per hour along the Airport Metro corridor.
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), which is responsible for building most of the Metro rail line in the region, has planned to run rail services at an average operating speed of 30 kmph for other suburban Metro rail routes.
Starting at the Santacruz airport, the corridor will run underground for the first 8-km route before coming out near Mankhurd along the Ghatkopar Mankhurd Link Road.
The Airport Metro corridor would also have lesser stations. While the MMRDA has been planning one station for every kilometre along other suburban Metro rail lines, the distance between two stations would be much more for Airport Metro. >