Mumbai Monorail | MMRDA agrees to pay higher trip cost to LTSE

MMRDA admitted paying to LTSE higher per -trip cost so as to run the service and some negotiations are at the final stage.

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Mumbai: For Mumbai Monorail Project soon will come to at its final cost. The agreement between Larsen & Turbo Scomi -Engineering and Mumbai Metro Regional Development Authority (MMRDA)

MMRDA admitted paying to LTSE higher per -trip cost so as to run the service and some negotiations are at the final stage.

LTSE has been arguing for a few years with MMRDA about per trip cost Rs 3,131 is not efficient for the operations and maintenance of monorail system. Earlier the proposal was given to continue its service at a price of 18000 per trip. The LTSE sent its quotation in the O&M bid by IL&FS and it was the lowest bid in April 2008. L&T is the lead partner in the consortium and civil work and socio-economic bring the leading stock as per the contract

A final per-trip price is soon be declared for Mumbai monorail services.

As per the sources, MMRDA is agreeing to continue with LTSE. It is only weakening because of court arbitration. The final cost decision taking a lot of time which also leads to a delay in the operations.

Metropolitan commissioner Sanjay Khandare “Our negotiations continue with IL&FS rail and we have asked for break off their cost”

Metropolitan commissioner Sanjay Khandare “Our negotiations continue with IL&FS rail and we have asked for break off their cost”

He also told that It can be extended if IL&FS agree for it with rates quoted and negotiated.

Last week RA Rajeev, MMRDA Commission met LTSE representative to sort out differences that lead to delay in monorail services. In the meeting, the plan was LTSE fix the system and then the operation will start fix from October.

LTSE has agreed to refurbish the three unfit trains so that they can be put back into service apart from supplying the balance five trains,” said Khandare.

LTSE will work on the renovation of three trains till December. As MMRDA have safety certification for  20 km, the service would restart from the first phase and for the second phase, operation commences by mid-2019.

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