Despite four years of delay coupled with the escalated costs, the Navi Mumbai Metro continues to go off-track. As reported, the deadline has been further pushed to April 2019 by CIDCO. Reports suggest that the step was taken after deciding to blacklist contractors for being inefficient and unprofessional. Reportedly, CIDCO has started the process of blacklisting the contractors. As reported, the services of a contractor who has built six of the eleven stations in the metro's first line between Belapur and Pendhar have already been terminated. The delayed work has escalated the project costs.
Reports suggest that the work on six stations, which was over 60 per cent completed, is now being looked after by a new contractor appointed by CIDCO. The tendering process for the remaining five stations is currently in progress. The metro project in Navi Mumbai of four lines started in 2011. After the completion of the first line, the extension of Line-3 will be undertaken on a cost sharing basis between CIDCO and Taloja MIDC. The Navi Mumbai Metro project was initially scheduled to be ready by 2014.