Monorail gets nod, to hit streets by 2010

One can expect to take a monorail through the congested lanes of the Walled City or hop onto a tram running at road level to catch an event at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium during the Common wealth Games.

The technical feasibility reports for Light Rail Transit (LRT) and monorail are found to be suitable for Delhi conditions on the routes identified after making some minor changes.

A Senior Government Official said, “The technical feasibility reports for both LRT and monorail on the identified corridors have been studied in detail and the Build Operate Transfer (BOT) model of finance has been suggested for implementation. Both the projects have a 2010 deadline’’.

As per the plan, three monorail corridors spanning over 45 km will come up between Delhi University and Pul Bangash (via Shakti Nagar, Anand Parbat, Ajmeri Gate, Delhi Gate, Red Fort, SPM Marg), Daryaganj and Kondli (via Yamuna river crossing, Geeta Colony, Scope Tower, Vikas Marg, Patparganj, Kondli Road) and Budh Vihar to Shakti Nagar.