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Delhi:Work on 1st monorail to begin soon

New Delhi: Work on the ambitious monorail project in East Delhi is likely to start within three or four months. The first monorail will be introduced in the year 2017 and the project will be integrated with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. Commuters can travel using Metro’s smart card.

“It is expected that the work will start in a couple of months and the corridor will be commissioned in early 2017 at an estimated cost of Rs.2,235 crore," Transport Minister Ramakant Goswami said while visiting route alignment of the project. He was accompanied by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) chief Mangu Singh and MP Sandeep Dikshit.

 

DELHI MONORAIL
  • 10.8 Km proposed from Shastri Park to Trilokpuri
  • Cost of the project assessed at Rs 2,235 Rs
  • Stretch to have 12 stations
  • Project likely to be commissioned in 2017

Initially, a three-coach monorail will arrive at an interval of four and half minutes. Later, the duration of the interval will be reduced to two and half minutes.

Notably, Dainik Jagran has published a detailed report in Wednesday’s publication regarding construction and preparations made for launch of monorail in East Delhi.  

The 10.8 km stretch of first phase of monorail will have 12 stations. It will connect Shastri Park Metro and the proposed Trilokpuri Metro Station. The monorail is expected to have a daily ridership of around 1.5 lakh.

The route will start from Shastri Park and pass through Yamuna Pushta Road, Rajaram Kohli Marg, Geeta Colony, Patparganj Road, Nirman Vihar, Ganesh Nagar, New Patparganj Road and Sanjay Lake to terminate near Trilokpuri.

As Delhi Metro does not connect the densely populated areas of the capital, the monorail will connect such localities in Delhi. It can easily run on sharp track curves which metro cannot. Moreover, the commuters can easily access the facility as it will be connected to the metro stations.

JPN/Agencies

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