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Bids scrapped, frequency of monorail won’t go up soon

In a major setback for commuters, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has scrapped the bids for manufacturing of 10 Monorail trains citing technical reasons.

The frequency of services for Mahalaxmi-Chembur Monorail corridor, hence, cannot be increased anytime soon. The bidding process was on since almost a year after Monorail got fully operational in March 2019.

An MMRDA official said, “There were two potential bidders interested in manufacturing of the coaches for Monorail, but both requested for too many modifications. It was not feasible to for us to provide with the same. Hence, we scrapped the bids on Friday. We will now refloat the bids.”

MMRDA in a notification issued dated January 03, 2020, also confirmed that the bidding for the new trains has been scrapped. Read More

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