Reliance Infrastructure-led Mumbai Metro One announces its annual art festival “Majhi Metro”


By K Ashwin Mobile: 09920183006

Reliance Infrastructure-led Mumbai Metro One announces its annual art festival “Majhi Metro” with host of activities like painting, poetry and photography with lot of innovation to showcase the artist’s vibes and thoughts in interesting ways.

This year theme is “Art in Motion” aims for higher community reach through community wall art project which is one of the largest single art wall measuring more than 4000 sq ft. It is turning out to be as a canvas to create nations one of the largest crowd sourced mural with around 3000 participants. The wall will depict a version of Majhi Metro Art Train.

A space has been created in Andheri Metro Station as an ‘art café’ which will exhibit work of celebrated photographers. The ‘art café’ will also promote the poetry of masses through ‘poetry tree’ wherein people may come and hang their piece of poetry in the exhibited tree. An innovative way of creating space for group poetry will make people try their hands in poetry with a single line and be part of the creative chain through ‘light box’.

A Mumbai Metro One spokesperson said, “Mumbai Metro One is not just a transport system but a paradigm shift for Mumbaikars. Majhi Metro festival has helped us resonate our vision with commuters and Mumbaikars alike. Every year we introduce something new either in a form of artform or an innovation to take this Festival to a new level. The objective is to bring art to masses and celebrate art at public platforms.”

The popular contests of Majhi Metro namely photography, poetry and painting contests will also be part of this year’s “Art in Motion” theme.

These events will be further strengthened for the whole month through weekend meets and workshops for people interested in displaying their art. Interested participants may register themselves for the below mentioned activities at

Registration Opens 31 March 2018
Registration Closes 18 April 2018
7th April Poetry Workshop
8th April Photowalk, Instameet and Photography Workshop
14th April Photowalks
15th April Poetry Slam, Photowalks & Photography workshops
22nd & 29th April Photowalks

Even before its launch, Mumbai Metro had commissioned architecture students to create giant murals on its station walls to give its premises a vibrant feel. For a busy MRTS that is used by around 4 lakh on a weekday, it is important that the commuters also become stakeholders in its operations. It is through events like Majhi Metro that an effort has been made to inculcate a sense of co-ownership of Mumbai Metro among the commuters.

Reliance Infrastructure promoted Mumbai Metro One has been in operation for more than three and half years having served more than 340 million commuters. It is carrying approximately 4 lakh commuters on typical weekday in its 11.4 km stretch making it the 8th densest corridor in the world and the densest in the country. In spite of such a high ridership, MMOPL is operating with world class standards of 99.9% punctuality and efficiency.

The 11.40 km Versova- Andheri Ghatkopar (VAG) alignment with 12 stations has helped reduce travel time for commuters from 90 to 21 minutes.

Mumbai Metro One Private Limited

Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL), is a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) created to develop, implement and operate Mumbai’s first Metro Line, on a public-private partnership (PPP) model. It is a consortium formed by Reliance Infrastructure Limited, MMRDA and Veolia Transport SA of France with 69%, 26% and 5% stakes respectively. The 11.40 km long Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor that provides connectivity between Western and Eastern Mumbai was awarded to MMOPL for the Concession period of 35 years. The corridor has 12 stations and has reduced the travelling time of Mumbaikars from 90 minutes to 21 minutes.

Reliance Infrastructure Limited

Reliance Infrastructure Limited (RInfra) is one of the largest infrastructure companies, developing projects through various Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) in several high growth sectors such as Power, Roads and Metro Rail in the Infrastructure space and the Defence sector. RInfra is also a leading utility company having presence across the value chain of power businesses i.e. Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Power Trading. RInfra, through its SPVs, has executed a portfolio of infrastructure projects such as a metro rail project in Mumbai on build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) basis; eleven road projects with total length of about 1,000 kms on build, operate and transfer (BOT) basis. RInfra also provides Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services for developing power and road projects. The Company has entered into the defence sector. The Maharashtra Government has allotted land at Mihan near Nagpur for the development of India’s first smart city for the defence sector known as Dhirubhai Ambani Aerospace Park (DAAP). RInfra associate Reliance Naval & Engineering Ltd, houses India’s largest dry dock facility to build warships and other naval vessels.

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