Tuesday, February 4, 2014

India’s first monorail inaugurated in Mumbai

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India’s first monorail service was inaugurated by the Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj chavan on 1 February 2014 in Mumbai. The First phase of Mumbai Monorail is comprised of 8.9 km long Wadala-Chembur section. The first phase was constructed at the cost of 1900 crore rupees which have seven stations. It will operate between 7 am and 3 pm at an interval of 15 minutes initially. The fully air-conditioned monorail’s minimum fare will be five rupees while maximum fare will be twenty rupees.
The monorail service will have four coaches, which will ferry about 2500 passengers .The traveling time between Wadala and Chembur will be reduced from 40 minutes to nearly 21 minutes at present. Mumbai Mono rail will display itself in three colours green, pink and sky blue. Monorail will have a smart card facility available like Delhi Metro.
About Mumbai Mono rail
The Mumbai Mono rail project has been implemented in two phases. The first phase comprise the Wadala- Chembur where as the second phase will be extended to Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk in South Mumbai. The Project is implemented by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority with an association of Larsen and Toubro and a Malaysian infrastructure firm Scomi Engineering.

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