Government of the State of Sao Paulo planned to develop Sao Paulo Monorail Line 17 Project, from Morumbi station to Sao Judas in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sao Paulo Metro was the PPP developer. THALES was the telecommunications systems contractor. BYD and Constran Internacional Construcoes SA were the construction contractors of the project. Originally, the construction contract was awarded to a consortium consisting of a Malaysian rail company Scomi Rail, Brazil's second largest construction company Andrade Gutierrez, CR Almeida and Montagens e Projetos Especiais a R$1.4bn turnkey contract to build Line 17 but it was terminated in 2019. The project covered the construction of 17.7 KM Monorail and would be able to serve 252000 passengers one day, including 18 stations. The first phase expanded to connecting Morumbi station and the Congonhas-Sao Paulo Airport with a daily demand forecast of 43,000 passengers. The 7.7 km monorail line served by 8 stations would link Congonhas airport with Morumbi station, on Paulista Metropolitan Trains Company Line 9. The second phase would extend the line west to Sao Paulo–Morumbi Station increasing the projected ridership for the line to 252,000. The project responded to the Belt and Road Initiative and would improve local transportation.