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Mumbai monorail: Passengers can break rules at their own peril

Friday, 31 January 2014 - 6:45am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

  • (Above) The ticket booking counter at Wadala monorail station; security personnel stand guard at the entrance of the platforms

Ten days ago, the state government had issued a notification on offences and penalties while travelling on the monorail. A quick glance at the list shows that the punishment isn’t severe enough to deter people from committing offences. For one and a half year, the monorail will run only between Wadala and Chembur. Here’s some of the guidelines and penalties:

Only contact-less smart cards and contact-less smart tokens will be sold

No monthly or tourist passes available

No return tickets will be sold

No escalator for another six months

No public conveniences at any stations

Smart cards to be valid for six months from the date of purchase / recharge

Price of smart card: Rs150 (Rs100 refundable security deposit + Rs50 travel)

Children below 90cm height do not need tickets

Journey should start within 30 minutes of purchase of token. After that, it will not be accepted by Automatic Fare Collection gates
Permissible limit for staying inside the station after entry is 20 minutes for same station and 120 minutes for other station. Overstaying beyond the limit will be charged at the rate Rs 10 per hour and maximum of Rs 100.

Ticketless travel due to loss: Rs200

Travelling beyond the defined destination will be charged with a fixed penalty of Rs50 and additional fare of overstepped distance.

Drunkenness or nuisance: Rs200

Demonstrations & pasting posters: Rs200

Rooftop travel : Rs200

Unlawful entry: Up to Rs100

Walking on guideway beam: Rs200

Endangering safety of passengers: Up to Rs200

Obstructing running of train: Up to Rs200

Obstructing monorail official in duties: Up to Rs200

Needless interfering with means of communication in train: Up to Rs200

Altering / defacing / counterfeiting pass or token: Rs200

Unauthorised sale of articles inside monorail : Up to Rs200

Defacing public notices: Up to Rs200

Unauthorised sale of tickets: Up to Rs200

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