MMRDA To Revamp Mumbai Monorail
MMRDA Takes a Slew Of Measures To Revamp Mumbai Monorail
Days after it announced securing new local vendors for sourcing spares and consumables as well as the rebuilding of two Rolling Stock of Trains (RSTs), the MMRDA has simultaneously begun revamping of the monorail stations. Lower Parel Monorail station received a set of four benches, each with a capacity to seat four people.
The perforated stainless steel seats are designed for giving commuters a quick rest while they await their ride. Installation of benches across all other monorail stations will be completed shortly. The Lower Parel monorail station on Line 1 of the Mumbai Monorail is located at BDD Chawl in Lower Parel which connects with Currey Road railway station.
“It has been roughly just over six months since MMRDA took over the monorail from the foreign ex-operator. We have been working on several fronts to increase the operational efficiency of the monorail while also ensuring that its commuters have a good experience. We have taken stock of all critical as well as non-critical aspects of the monorail operations and are executing changes, priority-wise,” says Shri R A Rajeev, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA.
MMRDA had recently announced developing indigenous vendors under the Government’s Make in India policy to reduce dependence on foreign vendors. It has also submitted a proposal for procuring an additional ten ingeniously manufactured trains to increase the total count of trains to seventeen by 2021.
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