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Monorail authorities to make various changes as it faces a huge loss

The MMRDA is planning to reduce the trip frequency between two monorails to 15 minutes from the current 22 minutes to increase passenger traffic. The authority has rebuilt two monorails, however, it has received a very low response.

Monorail authorities to make various changes as it faces a huge loss
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The monorail running on Wadala-Chembur-Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk route is facing a huge loss affecting its revenue. Hence, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has decided to open its door for advertising at poles and pillars on the monorail route in order to increase the revenue.

The authority has rebuilt two monorails, however, it has received a very lukewarm response. There are very few commuters seen on the Wadala, Chembur and Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk routes.

The area such as Wadala is more populated as it has both residential and corporate offices. During peak hours, in the morning and evening, the passengers of the monorail are low as it can be counted on the fingers. The authorities said that it just needs to increase the number of ridership, even if the monorail continues to face loss.

The MMRDA is planning to reduce the trip frequency between two monorails to 15 minutes from the current 22 minutes to increase passenger traffic.

The commuters of the monorail from Mahalakshmi to Dadar has a large population, hence it is believed that if advertisements are put up on monorail poles, it will definitely make a difference.

Meanwhile, last year at this time, MMRDA had claimed that more people had opted to travel by the Mumbai Monorail on the Chembur-Wadala-Jacob Circle corridor.

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