Mono Rail was introduced to the Mass Rapid Transit System on September 28, 2008 by MMRDA. It is operating in narrow and populous area of the city.
Bus did not resolve the traffic congestion and commuters suffer more. In order to solve the problem, Mono Rail was established. It can endure sharp turns in narrow corners, move up and down, and operates within 30-80 km/hr.
It is the first Mono Rail project in India and covers 20 kilometers distance from Chembur to Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk. The project costs Rs. 2.460 crore and has two phases:
- The first phase is to cover the distance between Wadala to Chember which is 8.80 km.
- The second phase was from Wadala to Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk with a distance of 11.20 km.
At least 7, 500 commuters are on board of Mono Rail every hour for every direction and have the passenger capacity of 1.5 to 2 lakh. The areas which are not connected to the Metro Rail will be part of the Monorail’s journey. Additionally, the Mono Rail is connected to suburban rail system located at the Chembur, Wadala and Curry Road. Mono Rail is an effective and inexpensive transport system for commuters who want to arrive at their destination safe and sound.