Monorail track dislocated, but accidents averted
Traffic on the route near NM Joshi Marg was diverted during the repair work as a precautionary measuremumbai Updated: Oct 08, 2016 22:02 IST
A traction rail — a track which supplies electricity to the monorail — became loose at Currey Road on Friday afternoon. Fortunately, no casualties were reported, said officials.
Officials from the disaster management department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said the incident occurred around 1.30pm. Traffic on the route near NM Joshi Marg was diverted during the repair work as a precautionary measure, said officials.
“The carrying conductor that supplies electricity to the monorail that fell loose. It is still under construction. We have initiated repair work at the spot,” said Sanjay Khandare, additional commissioner, Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA).
The Jacob-Circle-Wadala-Chembur monorail is a 20.21 km fully-elevated line, which will connect Jacob Circle in South Mumbai to Chembur in the eastern suburbs. Currently, the Chembur to Wadala phase is operational, while the second phase — between Wadala and Jacob Circle — is expected to start early next year.