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India's first monorail service to start this year

Last updated on: February 16, 2012 08:39 IST

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India's first monorail service will start operations in just six months.

Once completed, the Mumbai Monorail will be world's second longest Monorail corridor.

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Image: Monorail trial run at Pratiksha Nagar, Sion in Mumbai.
Photographs: Sahil Salvi.

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Construction began in January 2009, and the first portion of the first line is scheduled to be operational by August 2012.

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Image: Mumbai monorail on a trial run.
Photographs: Sahil Salvi.
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While Section 1 from Jacob circle - Wadala will be 11.28 km, section 2 from Wadala - Chembur wil be 8.26 km. The section 1 wil be covered in 25 minutes and section 2 in 19 minutes. The design speed is 80 km/hr.

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Image: Mumbai monorail.
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Each monorail service will have four coaches can carry more than 500 passengers.

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Image: Mumbai monorail service enters trial phase.
Photographs: Sahil Salvi.
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Malaysia-based Scomi Engineering has joined hands with Larsen & Toubro to execute the Rs 2,716 crore (Rs 27.16 billion) project.



Image: Monorail corridor layout.


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