The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has won the contract to operate and maintain the 33.5-km Line 3 of the Mumbai Metro, which will cover 27 stations from Aarey to Cuffe Parade. DMRC, with its extensive experience in operating and managing metro rail networks, emerged as the lowest bidder for the contract, which includes responsibilities such as safety management, revenue collection, asset maintenance, and staff training for a period of 10 years. The Mumbai Metro line 3 is currently under construction by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and is expected to be operational by the end of this year. DMRC beat out Keolis, a renowned public transport operator from France, to secure the contract.
The Delhi Metro's experience operating in a highly populated and urbanized city like Delhi will enable it to offer effective support to the Mumbai Metro. Additionally, DMRC is involved in the construction of other metros in India, such as in Patna and Mumbai, and serves as a consultant for various other metro projects both domestically and internationally. Currently, in Dhaka, DMRC is functioning as a general consultant.