Find out what the new and convenient way of commuting in Mumbai is bringing to your lives. JAM magazine presents to you the top five facts about Mumbai monorails that you need to know.
- The country’s first monorail, a project worth Rs. 3000 crores, will commence operations from 1st February on the Wadala-Chembur section in the central-eastern suburbs of the metropolis after a delay of over two years.
- The monorail project has been executed by a consortium of engineering major Lasren and Toubro Ltd (L&T) and Malaysian firm Scomi Engineering and owned and operated by MMRDA.
- With its air-conditioned coaches, access to which will be through smart-card tickets, lifts and escalators at overhead stations, it promises to change the way Mumbaikars travel.
- To begin with, the services will operate with four coaches having a combined carrying capacity of 2,300 passengers at every 15 minutes.
- The monorail will be extended to a 20-km corridor, with work on the remaining stretch, Wadala-Jacob circle will be completed by March 2015.