MMRDA to pay double to monorail operators

Initially, MMRDA used to pay operators Scomi and L&T ₹4,600 pr trip but soon MMRDA will be paying ₹10,600 per trip

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After nine-month break, the Monorail will be back on tracks from September 1, 2018, and will run between Chembur and Wadala. However, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) have to pay a fortune for the same. Monorail, which is already reeling in loss has to suffer more financial loss. Initially, MMRDA used to pay the operators — Scomi and L&T company — ₹4,600 per trip but now MMRDA has to pay ₹10,600 per trip.

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In the last three to four years, the monorail has been running between Chembur and Wadala. However, monorail failed to lure commuters, owing to which, the monorail witnessed financial loss of ₹6 to ₹7 lakh on a daily basis. To add to this, nine-months ago, two monorail compartments caught fire and the service was shut down indefinitely. 

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Maintenance charges of the monorail will put the burden on MMRDA but it will not affect monorail rates, assured MMRDA spokesperson Kawatkar.

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