Mumbai Monorail inaugurated by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan

Mumbai Monorail was inaugurated by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan a couple of minutes ago. Mumbai’s Public transport system is going to take breather on Sunday as the Mumbai Monorail will be open for commuters on Sunday 2nd Feb. 2014.

Monorail project is worth Rs 3,000-crore and is being implemented in two phases. The first phase comprises the 8.9 km long Wadala-Chembur section, while the second phase of services will be extended to Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk in South Mumbai.


Mumbai Monorail PTI

To start with, the monorail will run every 15 minutes between 7 am and 3 pm. Although the construction started in 2009, but its running 2 years behind schedule given the congestion in the mega city.

Mumbai Monorail Route Map Timings

Salient features of the corridor as on MMRDA website:


  • Length of Pilot Corridor:
    • Section no. 1 = 11.28km (Jacob circle – Wadala)
    • Section no. 2 =   8.26km    (Wadala – Chembur)

Cost of the Project

Rs. 2716 crores





Peak hour peak direction traffic



Corridor Ridership per day(lakhs)



Design Headway

3 minutes

Train Composition

4 cars

Train Capacity (4 cars)

568 Max

Design Speed

80 kmph

Scheduled Speed

31 kmph

Operation Hours

0500 Hrs- 2400 Hrs

Journey Time


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