INDIA: The second phase of the Mumbai monorail was opened by Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, on March 3.
The 11·3 km Phase 2 runs from Wadala to Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk, and is an extension of the 8·3 km Phase 1 from Chembur to Wadala which opened in 2014.
Services operate from 06.00 to 22.00, with a journey time of 30 min for the entire 19·5 km route with 17 stations.
Construction of the monorail has been undertaken by a joint venture of Larsen & Toubro and Scomi Engineering, which supplied the air-conditioned four-car straddle trainsets with a capacity of 560 passengers and a maximum speed of 80 km/h.
In December Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority terminated the joint venture’s PPP concession to develop and operate the route and took operations in-house.
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