Enugu monorail to gulp N39.7bn

A monorail in Pyrmont, Sydney

The first phase of the 21- kilometre Enugu Monorail Project will cost $246m, the consultant, Canada-based engineering firm, Globim Corporation, has announced. It said the project, expected to be completed in three years, would run from Gariki through Agbani Road, Coal Camp, UNTH Road, Ogbete Market, Zik‘s Avenue, back to Agbani Road and looping on the Enugu-Port Harcourt Express way. It said that when completed, the train would have a minimum of four cars or coaches and six lines with a total capacity of 500 passengers at a speed of 80 km per hour. “This will be the lowest cost of any monorail of similar size and capacity ever built anywhere. In all, the 117-km equivalent single line monorail system in Enugu will cost approximately $1.5bn.“The monorail, which will be electrically powered on a straddle beam, will not depend on Nigeria’s epileptic power supply, as diesel generators strategically located on the lines will power the trains,” it said.

Source: The Punch


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