The West Bengal government is planning to introduce a mono rail in the planned satellite city of New Town near Kolkata.
“Kolkata has just joined the league of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change) and we are using this opportunity to help newer avenues open up in the city,” said West Bengal state urban development minister Firhad Hakim.
“The plan to have a mono rail is just one of few ideas we have for New Town. We would also want the mono rails to come up in the city’s IT zone Sector V of Salt Lake. Since this is a huge opportunity to interact with experts from other global cities to upgrade civic facilities, the state government would focus more on upgrading the city’s transport system,” he added.
The mono rail in all likelihood would be connected with the metro rails said the urban development minister
The project plan is ready with the government and will be implemented once New Town’s population starts increasing. “The population of New Town is yet to achieve its potential. For the survival of such projects there needs to be enough user.The project will take off once we have the right numbers,” said Hakim.