Mumbai Monorail Network: All you need to know about map, fare, route and tickets
New Delhi : There is good news for Mumbaikers. The Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has given green signal to the much-delayed 11.28 km second phase of the Chembur-Wadala-Jacob Circle monorail network. This is India's first monorail system which has been implemented by the Mumbai.
To remember, the first phase of monorail, 8.26 km was commissioned in February, 2014. Later, the country had faced many hurdles and delays to bring the project to light. Finally, after four years of tedious job, the rail is ready to be used for hassle-free travel.
Some interesting facts about Mumbai Monorail which you hardly know
- Mumbai Monorail was the first monorail service in India and the operation was started on February 2, 2014.
- Average speed of monorail is 32 km per hour and top speed is 80 km per hour. System length is 19.54 km and electrification is 750 V DC Third rail.
- All coaches in monorail have air-conditioners to provide excellent travel experience to all Mumbaikers.
- There are four coaches in each train and carrying capacity 2,300 (approx) passengers at a time. Each coach has seating capacity of 18 and standing capacity of 124.
- Unlike metro rail will is based on rapid transit system (MRTS), Monorail is a light rapid transport system (LRTS).
- Monorail Line 1 was inaugurated by Prithviraj Chavan, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra on February 1, 2014 at the Wadala Depot Monorail Station.
- To provide more security, MMRDA places two CCTV cameras in each coach. The trains are equipped with emergency-warning devices eg. Switch to alert motorman and fire alarm.
- Monorail trains create less pollution compared to the Best Bus. A monorail train produces sound between 65-85 decibels and BEST bus produces 95 decibel noise level.
- The first phase comprises the 8.9 km long Wadala-Chembur section. The Phase I stretch has seven stations. The second phase the services will be extended to Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk in South Mumbai.
- Monorail air-conditioned coaches can be accessed through smart-card tickets, lifts and escalators at overhead stations.
- The fare of monorail in Mumbai is likely to be between Rs 5-11 for the first phase of operations. MMRDA will operate six trains in the first phase, and another 10 will be added in the second.
- There are seven stations on the 8.80-km long Phase I. These are Chembur, VNPurav/RCMargJunction, Fertilizer Township, Bharat Petroleum, Mysore Colony, Bhakti Park and Wadala Depot.
- The monorail is expected to reduce the travel time between Wadala and Chembur by almost half, from 40 minutes at present to nearly 21 minutes.
- The services, from 5 am to midnight, can be availed of for tickets ranging from Rs 8 to Rs 20.
- The monorail project has been executed by a consortium of engineering major Larsen and Toubro Ltd (L&T) and Malaysian firm Scomi Engineering and owned and operated by MMRDA.
- The monorail has been commissioned under the Indian Tramways Act. It will flaunt three colours: green, pink and sky blue.