Feb 022014
 

MONORAIL IN MUMBAI

After years of delay and many operational hiccups, the country’s first Monorail service made its debut in Mumbai on Saturday. Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan inaugurated the service, which will open to public on Sunday.

According to the report, The Rs. 3,000-crore project is being implemented in two phases. The second phase will take another year for completion.

The Rs. 1,900-crore section is expected to ferry around two lakh passengers a month and will supplement the suburban conventional train network across the metropolis.

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), which owns and operates Monorail, has fixed fares between Rs. 5 and Rs. 11.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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