Scomi successfully test Mumbai Monorail system ++ . . . Monorail journey for Mumbaikars is not far away, as the first four-car train set of the Mumbai Monorail Project was successfully tested between Wadala and Bhakti Park on February 18, 2012. Mumbai Monorail on its trail run from Wadala to Bhakti Park on February 18, 2012. The testing was done by ScomiIndia, the development agency which bagged the contract to develop Indiaâ€™s first 19.54 km Monorail system in Mumbai in partnership with Larsen & Turbro, the engineering consulting firm. The consortium bagged the $ 541 million contract from Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) contract in November 2008 and in January 2010, Scomi announced the completion and successful 108-meter trail run of the first monorail car. Speaking to VimanaVarta.com, Kanesan Veluppillai, Scomi â€“ International President said, â€œThe full fledge operations will be started by June 2012 and it will be the quietest mass transit system in the city.â€ The system are said to be ideal for urban congested corridors like Mumbai, due to its maneuverability and nimbleness to navigate tight turns and narrow corridors and it can be constructed avoiding the needs to dismantle existing structures and buildings. The system is primarily meant to be a feeder mode of transport to supplement the mass transport systems and will be well connected with the existing suburban rail and the upcoming metro rail in the city, he added. It is a clean means of public transport as it moves on rubber tyres on concrete beams creating less noise and vibration during operation and is powered by electric motors which are silent, efficient and clean and is estimated to save approximately 200 tonnes of CO2 a day. Experts believe that Monorail can de-congest the traffic in the area, improve connectivity and reduce travel time for commuters. The relatively small and lightweight structures of a monorail system can be constructed very quickly shortening implementation time. It offers increased cost savings, along the whole process of its implementation, once the monorail is already up and running, it is also often cheaper and more efficient than other modes of transportation.