RITES conducts survey for monorail in Patna (Lead)

August 22nd, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Patna, Aug 22 (IANS) Impressed by the monorail systems he has seen in places like the Sentosa amusement park in Singapore, Railway Minister Lalu Prasad is set to replicate the transport system in his home city Patna as well - and has already got the initial survey conducted by the railways.On the minister’s directions, the consultancy arm of the Indian Railways, RITES, has conducted the survey to study the possibility of what is likely to be the first monorail service in the country.

A.K. Chandra, chief public relations officer of East Central Railway, said the monorail would be part of a larger railway project in Patna and would help ease traffic congestion in Patna.

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