Published On: Thu, Dec 3rd, 2009

MMRDA expands Monorail landscape

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The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has decided to expand its Monorail vista in Mumbai Metropolitan Region on a Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan route. The 30 km route will have a station at every kilometer and will cost rupees 3,750 crores. The project will be implemented on public-private partnership basis.

In the backdrop of the feasibility study for this Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Monorail route, a meeting was recently held by Ms.Ashwini Bhide with the Commissioners of Thane and Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation, a city engineer and a consultant. For the purpose, the MMRDA plans to invite tenders by the end of next month.

“In the last about 3 to 4 decades population of the city and its metropolitan region has seen tremendous growth, putting the public transport system under extreme pressure. It is, therefore, the MMRDA – in its constant pursuit to improve public transport in the city and its metropolitan region – has planned Metro and Mono Rails which will act as support capillaries to the lifeline of Mumbai, the local trains”, said Ms.Ashwini Bhide, Joint Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA..

The work on Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro Rail and India’s first Monorail – which will run from Chembur to Jacob Circle – is already underway. The second Metro Rail project – from Charkop to Mankhurd – has been awarded to the consortium led by Reliance Infra and the feasibility study for the third Metro – from Colaba to Bandra – has already been undertaken.

In the next phase the Monorail will be extended from Kalyan to Badlapur.

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  1. Vijay G Phade says:

    Dear SIr, I would like to know that does this monorail will pass through Dombivali city. If not please provide the answer too…

    Thank u. waiting for your answer

  2. Ashok Moda says:

    Dear sirs
    Is it worth to survey the running of mini locals, say single or two cars trains between Kopar – Bhiwandi frequently.
    No further investment is required, all infrastructures are existing,. Similar experiment will open up thousands of mini routes through out the country, generating huge extra revenues to Railways.
    Commuter safety will increase, Road traffic will be reduced, Pollution hazards eliminated and above all the National fuel imports will be cut saving our precious Dollars last but not the least, save traveling cost and time than other transportation.
    Please give a serious consideration as you have nothing to loose.
    We shall be obliged to take this responsibility on revenue sharing basis.
    Thanking, Br
    Ashok Moda, CEO

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