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Light to heavy rains after nearly a month-long dry spell brought relief from the sultry weather conditions even as suburban train services on western and central lines were hit on Tuesday (July 21)due to the water-logging in some parts following incessant showers.
Monorail services here came to a halt for almost two hours this evening due to voltage fluctuation as the city's transport system suffered a second power-related disruption in a month.
The total number of individuals who have not received information, under the Right to Information Act, on the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro is only increasing by the day.
The railways is toying with the idea of re-developing railway stations in the country, Mumbai in particular, as a way of garnering funds to run the ailing transporter.
While the city’s Metro and Monorail were planned and designed to improve integrated transport system in Mumbai, the ground reality has not changed much for commuters.
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 second phase of India's first monorail network , Mumbai monorail, will take off by December 2015.
There was a marginal dip in sales of Metro tokens and smart cards on Monday, the first working day after the fare hike. However, Metro officials were confident of an actual increase in ridership over time.