On the occasion of Maharashtra Day, Mumbaikars gets good news. Finally, the Mumbaikars will soon experience the travelling through Metro. The first trial run conducted today between Versova and Azad Nagar Metro station was successful. The Chief Minister of Maharashtra Prithviraj Chavan gave green signal to the Metro after taking a tour of the train draped in flowers. By October 2013 Metro will be open to public.
The first trial was conducted between Versova to Ghatkopar with the stretch of 11.7 kilometres. The Metro project has seen many delays. The construction for this project started in 2008 and the deadline to complete it was December 2010. However, the deadlines were extended March 2012. For some reasons the project could not meet the deadlines so it is again extended to December 2013.