The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is going to conduct a trial run of the monorail on the entire second phase stretch—11.2-km Wadala to Jacob Circle, Mumbai —in the third week of October this year.
This trial run was expected this month after the MMRDA carried out the trial run on nine-km stretch a few days ago. A delay in installation of track changing switches in certain parts, however, postponed the complete trial by almost a month.
Meanwhile, MMRDA officials maintained that the development would not affect the scheduled commencement of the second phase in January next year.
“The installation work delayed because it took a lot of time to procure the switches. The last two switches are being installed near Jacob Circle station. We will be in a position to hold a trial on the entire 11.2-km stretch in the third week of October,” said Sanjay Khandare, additional commissioner of MMRDA.
The MMRDA had started trial runs on Independence Day this year and covered two stations in the first trial run. The latest trial saw the monorail covering a nine-km stretch, in which it passed through areas like Dadar, Parel.
The second phase is planned from Wadala to Jacob Circle, while the 8.8-km first phase is operational between Chembur to Wadala.