Faulty planning delays Mumbai monorail’s Phase II


By , TNN

MUMBAI: The second phase of monorail from Wadala Depot to Jacob Circle is likely to get delayed because of MMRDA’s poor planning. The agency did not take into account the proposed additional railway tracks at Currey Road station while planning a viaduct over it.

May 2015 was the original deadline set for the project’s second phase. But it is now unlikely to be met, officials conceded. “The MMRDA design for the guideway (over Currey Road station) allowed for only the four existing tracks on Central Railway. But CR plans to lay fifth and sixth lines between CST and Kurla.

This was not taken into account,” said Chetan Bakshi, commissioner of railway safety (CRS) for central circle. More info