Soon, Bihar may get its monorail service

Patna: Bihar Urban Development Department is mulling over a proposal to run monorail service in the state capital, official sources said.

The tenders would soon be invited for preparing a detailed project report (DPR) in the next couple of months. SAID the government has asked the RITES to submit report of the survey conducted to assess the viability of the
project last year.

Bihar minister for Urban Development Prem Kumar said a decision to invite

Will Bihar's monorail look like this? AFP

tenders to prepare a DPR of the project would be taken after studying the survey reports, prepared by RITES (railway infrastructure technical and economic service).

Monorail is an urban transport system where elevated tracks are raised to run small trains to ferry commuters from one part of the city to another.

Construction cost of this mode of transportation is less than metro rail, as it runs on a single line and consumes less space. The proposal to run a monorail in Patna was mooted during Lalu Prasad's tenure as railway minister as the latter was impressed by the urban transport system during his visits to various countries.

Meanwhile, officials in the East Central Railway maintained, that the project could take off only when the state government takes necessary decisions to acquire land - a key point to raise elevated tracks.

PTI


Updated Date: Aug 01, 2012 13:37 PM

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