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Monorail operations between Chembur and Wadala have been affected for the past week because of a shortage of rakes. As a result, the frequency of services stands at 30 minutes against the standard 15 minutes.
Serious crime on suburban trains, like murders and robberies, have spiked in the first four months of this year compared to the corresponding period of 2013, making daily commute on Mumbai's lifeline a far more dangerous affair.
The Mumbai metro will finally start commercial operations from Sunday after a delay of three years, providing much-needed relief to the commuters in the bustling metropolis where the overburdened suburban railways ferries seventy lakh people every day.
If you are planning to use the Ghatkopar skywalk to access the soon-to-be-opened metro station, make sure you keep a steady eye on the ground while walking. Because if the railways, MMRDA and metro authorities don't get their act together in time, you will have to hop across a 2-feet-long gap to reach the metro station.