The Mumbai Monorail is a monorail system currently under construction for the city of Mumbai, India. Once completed it will be world’s second longest Monorail corridor. It is being contracted by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and will be the first monorail in India. Construction began in January 2009, and the first portion of the first line is scheduled to be operational by December 2011.
The monorail will have a top speed of 80 kilometres per hour (50 mph) and an average speed of 65 kilometres per hour (40 mph). The cost of setting up the monorail service is roughly US$18.96 million per km. The capacity of the monorail is more than 500 with a four coach consist, and more than 700 with six coaches. The ratio of sitting to standing passengers is expected to be 4:1.
The rail cars are to be built in Malaysia by Scomi Engineering Bhd. Scomi Rail owns 42% of the contract to build the 19.5km Monorail line.
MMRDA proposes to implement a proven and established Monorail System in various parts of Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). It is proposed to initially take up implementation of about 20 kms Monorail System from Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk – Wadala – Chembur station as a Pilot Project. Completion period of the full project is 30 months.