Train operators say the train they plan to offer from Mumbai’s airport to the city’s central train station is the first to do so with hybrid technology, but its launch is delayed.
The new train is expected to take two hours and five minutes on average on the first leg, and on the second, four hours and six minutes.
The train operator, Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MRCL), is trying to find the right way to launch the train, which will be built at a cost of Rs 5,000 crore.
It has received government help, said a person familiar with the matter.MRCL, which is operating the metro system, has also proposed a separate train from Mumbai, which has been awarded an order for Rs 3,000-crore.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corp has already ordered Rs 2,000 million for the first phase of the metro project, and another Rs 1,000 lakh for the second phase.
The metro project is being developed by a consortium comprising Reliance Industries, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Motors and the state government of Maharashtra.