First Mumbai Monorail Line to be Ready by June 2012

The first line of the first portion of the Mumbai Monorail is likely to be operational by May 2012, according to the nodal agency of the ambitious project.

In a reply to an RTI query by the Thane District Railway Passengers Association (TDRPA) president Omprakash Sharma, the Maharashtra Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has said that the first portion of the first line between Wadala and Chembur stations is scheduled to be operational by May next year.

The MMRDA also said the first line of 8.26 km is likely to be operational by mid 2012, while the Phase-II of the project i.e. Sant Ghatge Maharaj Chowk (Jacob Circle)- to Wadala, a distance of 11.28 km, will be ready by June 2013.

Once completed, the 8 lines proposed under the monorail system at a cost of Rs 20,296 crore, will be world's second longest Monorail corridor.

MMRDA also said the feasibility report for Thane-Kasarwadavli metro rail project was being awaited.

The nodal agency also conducted the Techno-Economic Feasibility Study for the Thane(Kapurbawdi)?Bhiwandi-Kalyan Monorail.

The Thane-Kasarwedavli metro rail route is 11-km-long, while the length of the Thane (Kapurbawdi)?Bhiwandi-Kalyan Monorail route is 24 km. PTI CORR NSK 11262004

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