Mumbai Monorail : Two more rakes to be put into service

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With the MMRDA now fully taking charge of the Monorail , They are planning to add two more rakes to its monorail service in a month.

More Information :

  1. Recently , The Monorail was re-inaugurated .
  2. It has four trains in March.
  3. Its length is 19.5-km .
  4. Recently , One more rake was added , hence , making the total to five. However, the frequency continues to be around 40 minutes .
  5. Now , the tender process is going on to get 10 new rakes for the monorail.
  6. Interested Companies are Hitachi, Bombardier, CRRC and BYD.

About Mumbai Monorail :

  • Mumbai Monorail is a monorail system in the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra, built as part of a major expansion of public transport in the city.
  • The project is implemented by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).
  • Mumbai Monorail, the first monorail project of India, was constructed for the city of Mumbai, which is touted as the commercial capital of India.
  • The system started commercial operation after partially opening its Phase 1 to the public in 2014 but then it had issues .
  • And as of 2019, the Mumbai Monorail is the sixth-largest monorail system in the world.

Mumbai Metro Update : Metro-2A & 7 expected to open next year

Date : May 28, 2019

Things are moving fast in the city of Mumbai with multiple metro lines under construction .

Lines 2A & 7 are expected to open next year now ,

More details :

1) Recently , Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday chaired a review meeting of all mega infrastructure projects in the state .

2) It is expected that the Metro-2A and Metro-7 lines will be operational by early 2020.

Metro Line-2A Details : Construction on the first section of the line, called Metro 2A (between Dahisar and D.N. Road), began in November 2016, and is expected to be completed in 2019.

  • Metro Line 2A from Dahisar to D N Nagar is 18.589 km. long elevated corridor with 17 stations.
  • It shall provide interconnectivity among the existing Western Express HighwayWestern RailwayMetro Line 1 (Ghatkopar to Versova), the ongoing Metro Lines 2B (D N * Nagar to Mandale) & 7 (Andheri (E) to Dahisar (E)) and the proposed Metro Line 6(Swami Samarth Nagar to Vikhroli).
  • It shall facilitate smooth and efficient interchange with the suburban rail system and MRT system at Dahisar and D N Nagar.
  • It shall provide connectivity between the Western, Central Mumbai and the Northern suburban Mumbai.
  • It shall provide rail based access to the commercial and geographical landmarks in Mumbai.
  • It shall reduce the current travel time by anything between 50% and 75% depending on road conditions.

Metro Line-7 Details : Metro Line 7 from Andheri (E) to Dahisar (E) is 16.475 km. long elevated corridor with 13 stations.

  • It shall provide interconnectivity among the existing Western Express Highway, Western Railway, Metro Line 1 (Ghatkopar to Versova), the ongoing Metro Line 2A (Dahisar to D N Nagar) and the proposed Metro Line 6 (Swami Samarth Nagar to Vikhroli).
  • It shall facilitate smooth and efficient interchange with the suburban rail system and MRT system at Andheri, JVLR and Dahisar.
  • It shall provide connectivity between the Central Mumbai and the Northern suburban Mumbai.
  • It shall provide rail based access to the Mumbai International Airport (CSIA), SEEPZ, National Park and other commercial and geographical landmarks.
  • Dedicated Depot is planned at Dahisar in an extent of 15 Ha.
  • It shall reduce the current travel time by anything between 50% and 75% depending on road conditions.

3) The Assembly elections are scheduled to be held in September-October this year in Mumbai.

4) The CM also directed officials to complete construction of the additional six Metro lines in Mumbai and Mumbai Metropolitan Region(MMR) by 2022.

5) By 2022, They plan to have a Metro network of 119 km by completion of Metro lines which shall be :

  • DN Nagar-Mankhurd (Metro-2B)
  • Colaba-Bandra-Seepz (Metro -3)
  • Wadala-Ghatkopar-Thane-Kasarvadavali (Metro-4)
  • Wadala-GPO (Metro-4B)
  • Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan (Metro-6)
  • Lokhandwala-Vikhroli (Metro-5)

To know more about recent developments of Mumbai MetroClick Here

(  Please reach us at editor@railanalysis.com for more information. )


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