Mumbai’s monorail to be well connected

City’s first monorail will connect central, western railways and the harbor line

geetanjali

Geetanjali Minhas | November 27, 2010



Mumbai will soon have its first monorail which will connect with the central, western railways and the harbor line.

The Sant Gadje Maharaj Chowk- Wadala - Chembur track of the monorail will connect with the local railway stations at Mahalaxmi on western railways, Curry Road and Parel on central railways and Wadala Road station and GTB Nagar on harbour line.

At a distance of 11.28 kms, the Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk to Wadala, which is section one, the monorail will cover 10 stations and seven stations from Wadala to Chembur, the second section, in 8.26 kms. The designed speed of monorail is 80kmph. Its overall speed including dwell time at stations would be around 31 kmph. The monorail will operate from 5 am to midnight.

According to Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) joint project director (PR) Dilip Kawathkar, “There is absence of effective mass transport system on these routes. Travel time on section one will be 25 minutes and 19 minutes on section two.”

By 2016, peak hour per direction traffic (PHPDT) is estimated to be around 7,500 and total corridor ridership per day around 1.25 lakh. The master plan of monorail for MMR has been prepared by Lea Associates South Asia Private Limited  after projections of travel demands in the years 2021 and 2031 after considering future commercial and business centers, region’s potential for redevelopment developing growth centre’s and travel habits.

The company has suggested monorail network of approximately 135 kms from the year 2011 to 2031 at the cost of 20,000 crore in phases.

The monorail will be operational on seven corridors: Mulund – Borivali (30 kms), Virar Railway Station – Chikhaldongri Rental Housing Scheme (4.6 kms), Lokhandwala – Seepz - Kanjurmarg (13.14 kms), Thane/Naupada - Bivandi- Kalyan (25 kms), Kalyan – Ulhasnagar - Dombivali (26.4 kms), Ghatkopar - Koparkhairane (15.72 kms) and Mhape – Shil Phata – Kalyan (21.1 kms).
 

Comments

 

Other News

Maharshtra braces to face Cyclone Nisarga

 Even as Mumbai fights challenges posed by COVID-19 on multiple fronts and as the  coronavirus cases continue to rise daily, the city now faces a double whammy with the cyclone ‘Nisarga’ slated to make the landfall in Maharashtra Wednesday. A state-wide alert has been issued for Mumba

Harnessing the demographic capital: how effective are skilling programmes?

Probing data concerning increased job creation and the decline in unemployment has been holding the attention of economists and been subject of discussions in several think tanks in the preceding months. The NITI Aayog reports that 3.53 million new jobs were created between September 2017 and February 2018

It`s time to Unlock now, with economic focus

With Lockdown 4 ending Sunday, the home ministry has issued new guidelines to fight COVID-19 and for phased re-opening of areas outside the Containment Zones. The guidelines, issued based on extensive consultations held with states and UTs, will be effective from June 1 till June 30. The first phase of reo

Small kitchen gardens turn saviours for Gujarat tribal families

When the whole world is fighting COVID-19, food and nutrition security has become a major issue. The pandemic has aggravated the existing food crisis in India, especially in rural and tribal regions. There has been less availability of fresh foods in most parts of the country, and the tribal community has

India will set example of post-Covid-19 economic revival: Modi

India is determined to “set an example” for the rest of the word in the post-pandemic economic revival, prime minister Narendra Modi has said, underling the need to become self-reliant. “There is also a widespread debate on how the economies of various countries, including

3,543 ‘Shramik Special’ trains transport 48 lakh people in 26 days

Close to 48 lakh migrant labourers have been able to reach home from the cities they were working in, as the Indian Railways have run a total of 3,543 “Sharmik Special” trains from May 1. Following the home ministry order regarding the movement by special trains of migrant worker



Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter