Mumbai Mono Rail (India’s first Monorail service) Inaugurated

MUMBAI: The much-anticipated Mumbai Monorail – the first in India – was inaugurated in Mumbai today (01-02-2014), with Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and several media persons climbing aboard the inaugural ride.

Mumbai Mono

The 8.93-km-long Monorail, running between Chembur-Wadala in the east-south direction, comprising the first phase, will be open to the public from 02-02-2014, while in the second phase the services will be extended to Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk in South Mumbai. 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 Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).

The fully completed Chembur-Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk corridor will be second longest Monorail corridor in the world after the 23.8-km Osaka Monorail in Japan.

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