February end marks the start of Monorail phase 2

Monorail phase 2 could start by end of February and will be inaugrated by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

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Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has applied for maintenance of monorail's Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system. The date for submission of these applications is February 28, 2019 and they want to leave no stone unturned to ensure smooth service on Wadala-Chembur-Jacob Circle route. With this, MMRDA can also start the monorail service by the end of February.

In December 2018, MMRDA terminated the contract with Malaysia's SCOMI Engineering, since then, they have undertaken the maintenance and operation of the service. According to reports, Phase 2 will be inaugurated by Maharshtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

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After the inauguration, the monorail service will operate from Wadala to Jacob Circle, Mahalaxmi and the second phase will start after 10 years since the inception of monorail construction in 2008. Since 2014, only the first phase between Chembur and Wadala has been functioning. Due to the expansion of the new corridor, the MMRDA is expected to increase its number to 1,00,000 per day from the existing 15,000 passengers.

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