MMRDA to add 10 New Rakes for Monorail

To increase the frequency between Wadala to Chembur and Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk to Wadala, MMRDA will introduce 10 new rakes


Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has proposed to introduce 10 new rakes for the monorail. Monorail Line 1 was inaugurated by former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on February 1, 2014.

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Currently, the route for monorail in Mumbai is Wadala-Chembur and Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk-Wadala. However, the frequency of the trains is less and commuters have to wait for around 20-25 minutes for the next train to arrive. Therefore, to ease commute for the passengers, MMRDA has proposed to introduce 10 rakes for this route. This, in turn, will increase the frequency of the train. Due to the ongoing elections, the tender can only be passed after May 23. 

Notably, MMRDA had decided to install solar panel roofs at monorail stations to reduce the rising electricity bills and is also set to launch a QR-based ticket system

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