Saturday, February 1, 2014

First Mono Rail:

MUMBAI: The much-anticipated
Mumbai Monorail - the first in India -
was inaugurated in Mumbai today
(01-02-2014), with Chief Minister
Prithviraj Chavan, Deputy Chief
Minister Ajit Pawar and several media
persons climbing aboard the inaugural
ride.
The 8.93-km-long Monorail, running
between Chembur-Wadala in the east-
south direction, comprising the first
phase, will be open to the public from
02-02-2014, while in the second phase
the services will be extended to Sant
Gadge Maharaj Chowk in South
Mumbai. The monorail project has
been executed by a consortium of
engineering major Larsen and Toubro
Ltd (L&T) and Malaysian firm Scomi
Engineering and owned and operated
by Mumbai Metropolitan Region
Development Authority (MMRDA).
The fully completed Chembur-Sant
Gadge Maharaj Chowk corridor will be
second longest Monorail corridor in the
world after the 23.8-km Osaka
Monorail in Japan.