India's first monorail - Mumbai Monorail - will be commissioned by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on February 1.
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The first phase of monorail will run between Wadala and Chembur, a stretch of 8.93 kms.
The monorail will be open for citizens between 7 am to 3 pm from February 2.
Initially the frequency of four coach monorail will be every 19 minutes. Daily it will be run between 7 am to 3 pm. Gradually the operational timing will be increased along with more frequent trains.
The second phase between Wadala and Jacob Circle is scheduled for completion in mid-2015.