Free Press Journal

Mumbai Mono Rail Inaugurated


Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan formally inaugurated the Mono Rail line today though for the general public, it will open on Sunday.

The Rs 3,000-crore monorail project is being implemented in two phases. The first phase comprises the 8.9 km long Wadala-Chembur section, while in the second phase the services will be extended to Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk in South Mumbai.

All coaches of the monorail trains are air-conditioned; each train will carry 560 passengers. Tickets are priced between Rs. 5 and Rs. 11 with six stations on the way. There will no monthly passes like the ones on Mumbai’s lifeline, the local trains, but there will be a system of smart cards.