Mumbai_Metro2Mumbai: First Metro Rail was inaugurated last week in India’s financial capital. As soon as the first service for the public started, a few Bollywood stars hopped on and enjoyed the ride.

This is India’s first metro railway project implemented on a public-private partnership model by a consortium headed by RInfra since 2007, at a total cost of around Rs 4,300 crore.

12 elevated stations en route will become operational, proving to be a boon for Mumbai residents, especially with monsoon around the corner.

The Metro service will start 5.30am and continue till midnight with a total of 16 rakes deployed on the sector, serving the glamour and IT centres of Versova and the business and manufacturing areas of Ghatkopar at a speed of 80kmph.