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|Number of lines||2|
|Daily ridership||125,000 (Estd.)|
|Began operation||2010 (Estd.)|
|Operator(s)||Larsen and Toubro and Scomi Rail|
|Train length||4 coaches|
|System length||25 kilometers (16 mi)|
|Electrification||750 V DC|
The Mumbai Monorail (Marathi: मुंबई मोनोरेल Mumbaī Monoraīl) is a under construction monorail system for the city of Mumbai. It is being contracted by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and it will be the first monorail in India since the Patiala State Monorail Trainways closed in 1927. Construction work started in January 2009, and the first portion of the first line is scheduled to be operational by December 2010.
Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on August 13, 2008 cleared the notification for construction of the first monorail project passing through Jacob Circle, Wadala, Mahul via Chembur, paving the way for a feeder service to the existing suburban railway network
The two shortlisted consortia to build the line were Bombardier Transportation, Reliance Energy in association with Hitachi Monorail, and Larsen and Toubro with Scomi Rail of Malaysia. On November 11, 2008, the winner was announced to be Larsen and Toubro with Scomi, who received a Rs. 2460 croce contract to build and operate the monorail until 2029.
There are four lines proposed. The first two are 25 kilometres (16 mi) long. Out of the two, construction on the first line has begun.
- A line running from Malabar Hill to the Bandra-Kurla complex via the Haji Ali Dargah, Jacob Circle, Wadala Road, Sion Hospital and Dharavi. The first part from Wadala to Chembur (9 km) is to open by the end of 2010, with the remaining 11 km from Gadge Maharaj Chowk to Wadala to follow in 2011.
- A line from Thane to Bhiwandi via Kalyan.
Two lines 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) long are to be constructed after the first two open.
- Chembur to Jacob Circle via Mahul. This route is planned to open by 2009. (May get extended to Vashi, Navi Mumbai.)
- Lokhandwala Complex to Kanjurmarg via Oshiwara.
Additionally previously planned Mumbai Metro corridors are also being examined to be made as monorail corridors instead of Metro Rail by MMRDA due to dense and congested areas these corridors pass through, and monorail technology is thought to be more flexible to make its way in congested and dense areas. The corridors are:
The monorail will have a top speed of 80 kilometres per hour (50 mph) and an average speed of 65 km/h. The cost of setting up the monorail service is roughly Rs 85 crore per km. The capacity of the monorail is more than 500 with four coaches attached and more than 700 with six coaches attached to it. The ratio of sitting to standing people will be 4:1.
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