After a long wait, the first metro service in Mumbai was rolled out on Sunday with chief minister Prithviraj Chavan flagging off the service. Over 1,00,000 passengers enjoyed the train ride within six hours of its operations. “Mumbai Metro passes one lakh ridership within six hours of its first day operations,” a Mumbai Metro One spokesperson said.
Earlier in the day, the services on the 11.4 km Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar section, connecting the western and eastern suburbs, were launched by Chavan along with ADAG chairman Anil Ambani and his wife Tina Ambani at 10.10 am. With the launch, Mumbai becomes the fourth city in the country to have metro rail operations, besides Kolkata, Delhi and Bangalore.