Here are 10 points you should know about it:
• The part that opens today is 8.93 km long between Wadala and Chembur in the eastern side of Mumbai.
• It is in three colours - Pink, Green and Blue.
• The monorail will be linked to major local train stations. So the station at Chembur is connected with a skywalk to the monorail station near it.
• To start with, the monorail will run every 15 minutes between 7 am and 3 pm.
• When the entire monorail project is completed, it will be 20 km long and connect Jacob Circle in south Mumbai to Chembur in eastern Mumbai.
• All coaches of the monorail trains are air-conditioned; each train will carry 560 passengers.
• Tickets are priced between Rs. 5 and Rs. 11 with six stations on the way.
• There will no monthly passes like the ones the local trains, but there will be a system of smart cards.
• The seven stations on the 8.93-km long Phase-I of the Monorail corridor are Chembur, VN Purav/RC Marg Junction, Fertilizer Township, Bharat Petroleum, Mysore Colony, Bhakti Park and Wadala Depot.
• At its fastest, the monorail will run at 80 kilometres per hour (50 mph); the average speed is set at 65 kilometres per hour (40 mph).