Shimla: A Switzerland based Company INTAMIN Transportation made a presentation before the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today to start monorail services in Shimla town.
The proposed mono train would start from ISBT Tutikandi and conclude at Panthaghati with twelve stops in between at crossing, MC parking, 103 tunnel, Vidhan Sabha, Victory tunnel, DDU hospital, lift parking, Himland, Talland, SBI ATM Khalini, BCS and Kasumpti. The proposed total distance is 14 kilometres and would take 20 minutes and could carry about 1000 passengers in one hour from one point to another.
The Monorail can ideally serve as the feeder line and could replace the bus routes inside the city. This project would require very little land and almost no tree would be cut.
The representatives of the INTAMIN Transportation, Switzerland said that after all formalities have been completed and this project would take about two years for completion.
Congested roads, ever increasing traffic, wayward and unplanned construction have choked the city Shimla. Everyday Shimla city is facing traffic jam and causing problem to daily commuters. Apart from traffic jam daily commuters also facing rush in public transport as well. Due to hilly terrain, lush green deodar trees and lack of farsightedness of administration widening of the road is not greatly possible, which is raising question mark on the future of the city. Being a major tourist destination and ever increasing population burden, Shimla city immediately needs an alternative transport service.