Monorail to get back on tracks but only till Wadala

Nine months ago, a fire damaged two monorail coaches at Mysore Railway station after which it was non-operational

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The monorail might be operational between Chembur and Wadala in a few weeks eight months after its rakes caught fire, said Sanjay Khandare, Additional Metropolitan Commissioner, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).

However, Mumbaikars will have to wait for a few more months to travel by the monorail to Jacob Circle due to the shortage of rakes.

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The monorail was thrown open for the commuters in February 2014 and received positive response initially. However, gradually, commuters started ditching the monorail and MMRDA started facing losses. To top it up, the second phase non-working Chembur-Wadala added up to the losses.

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Nine months ago, monorail services were brought to a halt after a fire gutted two of its coaches at Mysore Colony station. Since then, the MMRDA had planned to resume services along with the opening of Phase II.

Though Khandare did not reveal the exact date for resumption of services on Phase II, it is believed that the operations are likely to start after August 15, 2018.  

Khandare added that the Phase I of the corridor will begin soon and will soon conduct trial runs as the systems have not been used for many months.

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