Date of Post: 04 Sep, 2018
Mumbai: The Monorail services on Phase-2 will start by March 2019. The services on Monorail Phase-I commenced between Chembur and Wadala on 1 September 2018. The delay on Phase-2 services of Monorail despite having safety clearance is due to shortage of trains.
- MMRDA (Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority) will commence operations only after around 7 to 8 trains are functional by February 2019.
- Of the total 10, only 4 trains are currently functional.
- MMRDA anticipates the ridership to go up to about 1 lakh passengers daily from the present around 15,000 passengers daily for Phase-I.
Phase-I flagged of
- On 1 Sep, the Monorail services of Phase-1 was flagged of from Wadala by Dilip Kawathkar, Deputy Metropolitan Commissioner (Admn), MMRDA.
- “More Mumbaikars will use Monorail once it is commissioned fully up to Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk in February next year”, said Kawathkar as he saw another Monorail crossing by to reach Wadala.
- The Monorail, began operations simultaneously, from Wadala and Chembur at 6 am.
- With 15-minute frequency the Monorail will make 130 trips every day.
- While the last Monorail from Wadala will depart at 9.53 pm the last Monorail from Chembur will depart at 10.08 pm.
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