Mumbai Monorail is a monorail system in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is one of the most important rail networks in Mumbai. The construction was implemented by Larsen & Toubro, one of the largest construction companies in India. The operation was began on February 2, 2014 and now considered as one of the most important rail networks in Mumbai.
So, let’s have a look at the list of important, amazing and interesting facts about Mumbai Monorail.
11 Interesting Facts About Mumbai Monorail
1. Daily Ridership and Stations
Mumbai Monorail used by almost 12,000 people on daily basis. It has only one working line with 17 stations.
2. Technical Facts
Average speed of monorail is 32 km per hour and top speed is 80 km per hour. System length is 19.54 km and electrification is 750 V DC Third rail.
3. First Monorail Service in India
Mumbai Monorail was the first monorail service in India and the operation was started on February 2, 2014.
4. No New Monorail Project in Mumbai
The Government of Maharashtra has decided to not implement any new phases or projects of Mumbai Monorail.
5. AC Coaches of Monorail in Mumbai
It is one of the most interesting facts about Mumbai Monorail. All coaches will have air-conditioners to provide excellent travel experience to all Mumbaikers.
6. Four Coaches in Train
In each train, there will be about four coaches and carrying capacity will be 2,300 passengers at a time.
7. Monorail Project is Light Rapid Transport System
Mumbai is expected to have metro all over the city routes. However, Monorail and Metro works on different system. Metro is a mass rapid transit system (MRTS) and monorail is a light rapid transport system (LRTS).
8. Line 1 Inaugurated by CM of Maharashtra
Line 1 was inaugurated by Prithviraj Chavan, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra on February 1, 2014 at the Wadala Depot Monorail Station.
9. First time monorail closed
The Mumbai Monorail was closed for the first time due to holi on March 17, 2014.
10. 2 CCTV Cameras in Each Coach
To provide more security, MMRDA places two CCTV cameras in each coach.
11. Create Less Pollution
Monorail trains create less pollution compared to the Best Bus. A monorail train produces sound between 65-85 decibels and BEST bus produces 95 decibel noise level.
Article first published on May 22, 2016.