Right of way issues out of the way, Monorail to chug into Jacob Circle by November


By Manasi Phadke  http://indianexpress.com/

From November, the city’s development authority expects to begin trial runs on the second phase of the monorail corridor, which will extend the line to Jacob Circle near Wadala and make the transportation mode, currently viewed as a short 8.8-km joyride, more useful for commuters.

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has now completed nearly 85 pe rcent of the total work on the 11.3-km Wadala-Jacob Circle. UPS Madan, metropolitan commissioner, MMRDA, said, “All right of way issues have been resolved now. Until recently, the only problem that remained was the construction of infrastructure around a monorail station near the Spring Mill chawl in Naigaon.

The building is very old and was thought to be too weak to withstand the impact of construction activity. Hence we were in talks with the residents to vacate the structure. However, we recently got a structural audit done that has found the building to be safe. We will now proceed with the construction there.” More info