By Accommodation Times News Service
India’s first ever Monorail is moving ahead towards the finish line as the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is gearing up to test electrical functions of Monorail and is charging up the test section between GTB Nagar Monorail Station to Wadala Monorail Station and Wadala Depot.
The conductor rails fitted on the Monorail concrete guide way beams at about 5.5 metres height between GTB Nagar Monorail Station to Wadala Monorail Station and Wadala Depot were energized today with 750V DC and a notification to public has also been issued accordingly. The MMRDA, therefore, alerts and requests all to avoid being in the proximity of these tests.
“These tests are a process towards securing safety certificate for the commissioning of the Monorail. A few other tests for signaling, communication, rolling stocks and auto fare collection etc. are also being conducted simultaneously and the Authority has been consulting Singapore’s SMRT in this respect”, said Mr.Dilip Kawathkar, Joint Project Director (PR), MMRDA.
The construction of all the seven stations has also been completed. The Monorail is only getting ready to serving Mumbaikars very soon.