DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Mumbai Edition : 2019-02-11

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C MMUNITY 04 DAILY NEWS & ANALYSIS MUMBAI I MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019 I www.dnaindia.com twitter.com/dna epaper.dnaindia.com facebook.com/dnaindia I I I MONORAIL EXTENSION SPEAK UP Write to us: [email protected] or tweet your voice @dna There are a couple of things that the MMRDA should consider with effect to hike in fares. They need to learn from the Mumbai Metro about the operations, maintenance and punctuality along with safety precautions during operations. In Mumbai, certain modes of transport are operational till midnight whereas Monorail will operate from 6 am to 10 pm alone. Since it connects different railway lines, Monorail should be operational till 11.30 pm at the least. Chembur resident First of all they should improve the safety. It should have safety compliance considering the fire instances in the past. Increase of fare is fine because people will now be travelling to Jacob Cricle from Chembur. Earlier, people were not using it as much because the distance covered was short. Now it is practical as it will connect people from two different railway lines. Earlier, we had to change three trains. The frequency can be increased once the service is a hit Chembur resident —Monish Makhija, —Deepak Menghnani, The new price is not expensive for the target commuters. The MMRDA should come up with more trains or at least increase the coaches and reduce the time frequency between two trains. They should start the second phase operations soon without any delay to help the long distance traveller to commute quickly. Regular maintenance should be done so that there won’t be operational issues further There is an urgent need to improve the frequency of Monorail services. The MRRDA should work on its safety and reliability of operations in order to avoid the many technical breakdowns experienced recently, with one even of fire last year. With increase in fares, the MMRDA can also launch more number of trains to increase the carrying capacity. A few commuters have been using the monorail on daily which can change for better. Chembur resident — Harsh Chedda, —Rajendra Pradhan, Jogeshwari resident — Vinod Singh, —Jagdeep Desai, — Asit Singh, — Prashant Nanaware, A GRAND FEAST

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