Telangana proposes monorail system for Warangal

Vishwas News

Warangal Urban,Feb 23:A seven-member team from Intamin Transportation, a Switzerland based monorail company, and three other companies visited Warangal as a part of the feasibility study to introduce monorail in Telangana's second largest city on Thursday.
The team accompanied by Mayor N Narender and officials of the Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC) visited Rampur, Kazipet, Pochamma Maidan and Venkatrama theatre localities in the city as a part of their study.
Speaking to the press persons at Haritha Kakatiya Hotel in Hanamkonda, president of Global Spectrum, (Management consultancy), Tika Mustafa Hasan, said the length of monorail project was 12 km starting from Kazipet to Venkatrama theatre in Warangal.
"The estimated project cost is Rs 1,300 to Rs 1,400 crore. It will be completed in 18 months since the execution of the project," he said and added that the team would meet IT and Industries Minister, Telangana, KT Rama Rao at Hyderabad on Friday.
"If everything goes on the expected lines, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be signed between Telangana and Intamin Transportation," he added.
"It is said that the monorail transports 5,000 persons per hour. Four to five monorails will be plied and each train would carry 80 to 100 passengers," Hasan added. It is a fully automated service.
Mayor Narender said introduction of the monorail service would be another milestone for the historic Warangal city. "We are ready to offer all the support to the companies for the introduction of the monorail service," the Mayor added.
IT Minister KT Rama Rao has already held discussions with the representatives of the Intamin Transport during his visit to Davos recently. Intamin Transportation, vice-presidents Franz Zurcher and Gerard Slenders are part of the team that visited the city.
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