Safety Clearance likely in a week for Mumbai Monorail

Mumbai: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) expects a safety certification for the monorail within a week, which will then permit it to begin commercial operations on the Chembur-Wadala stretch.

The safety certification authority, retired Commissioner of Railway Safety G.P.Garg, concluded inspection of the monorail stretch on which the first phase will begin.

A senior MMRDA official said, “His report is likely to be submitted in a week. If he has any recommendation for a safer system, MMRDA will act on it. If the report is totally positive, we will begin commercial operations on the 8.8-km stretch.”

The Monorail has been planned on a 20km stretch between Chembur and Jacob Circle. The stations include Wadala Depot, Bhakti Park, Mysore Colony, Bharat Petroleum, Fertilizer Township, VNP/RC Marg and Chembur on the Chembur-Wadala stretch.

The journey will be completed in 19 minutes.