MMRDA plans to hyperlink Monorail with Mumbai Metro Line 3 at Mahalaxmi Station



Mumbai, India (City Transport Information): The Mumbai Metropolitan Area Growth Authority (MMRDA) has deliberate to hyperlink the Mumbai Monorail hall with Mumbai Metro’s Line 3 (Colaba-Seepz Underground Metro) to enhance the connectivity to Mahalaxmi-Parel-Wadala areas.

In line with plan unvield by the MMRDA, the present Chembur-Jacob Circle Monorail Line can be prolonged by about 500 meters to attach it with the under-construction Mahalaxmi Metro station of Mumbai Metro Line 3. The authority imagine that this transfer will make Monorail operations extra viable and supply seamless connectivity to monorail/metro commuters.

The authority is finding out the method how you can go forward with the extension and the price of the venture is ongoing. As soon as examine accomplished, MMRDA will float tenders for the development of the extra monitor route and a station that can be referred to as Mahalaxmi Monorail station.

“We’re planning to increase the Monorail route by round 450 to 500 meters and join it with the Mahalaxmi Metro station. This may make the Monorail extra viable contemplating it’s in loss now, and likewise give commuters the choice to journey from south Mumbai journey as much as Chembur seamlessly by way of the interchange at Mahalaxmi Metro station. From right here, commuters can take a Monorail and go as much as Chembur,” mentioned SVR Srinivas, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA, HT reported.

“The present ready interval for Monorail may be very excessive, say round 25 minutes or much more with simply three trains. Nonetheless, now we have already positioned orders for extra rakes. They are going to begin coming in phases in two years. Concurrently, we additionally plan to begin the development of the extension of Monorail from Jacob Circle to Mahalaxmi Metro station,” added Metropolitan Commissioner.

The extension of Monorail past Chembur is being deliberate however it isn’t underneath energetic consideration at current. Plans to hyperlink Monorail with the Mumbai Metro Line 4 (Wadala-Thane) is being thought-about so it may be linked to densely populated areas of Central Mumbai, together with Dadar, Decrease Parel, Chinchpokli.

The MMRDA suppose that the extension will show to be a game-changer for commuters. “If all the present technical issues within the Monorail rakes are solved, and after it’s made secure for commuters, this hall can be of true use. The extension may also make sense if the frequency is introduced down to five to 10 minutes,” mentioned SP Khade, Former Director of Mumbai Monorail.



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