A mono rail is likely on the cards to ease traffic congestion for commuters in Shimla town.
A presentation was made by the INTAMIN Transportation, Switzerland, before Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur in Shimla on Friday to start monorail services in the city.
An official spokesperson said that this Switzerland-based company has over 50 years of experience in the monorail projects and have already completed similar projects in several countries.
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, Deen Dayal Upadahaya Hospital, Lift parking, Himland, Talland, Khalini, Bishop Cotton School (BCS) and Kasumpti, he added.
The proposed total distance is 14 kilometres. It would take 20 minutes to travel the distance. The monorail could carry about 1000 passengers in one hour from one point to another, said the spokesperson.
The Monorail can ideally serve as the feeder line and could replace the bus routes inside the city, he said, adding that 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 the formalities are completed, this project would take about two years for completion.