Monday, 14 November 2011

Government plans for Kathmandu Metro Railway


Korean consulting firm Chungsuk Engineering Company to prepare a Detail Project Report (DPR) for the construction of Bardibas-Birgunj section of Mechi-Mahakali Electrical Railway system and negotiations with the same firm are underway for the feasibility study of the proposed metro train service in the Kathmandu valley.


The committee is engaged in final negotiations with the same Korean firm (Chungsuk Engineering Company) to finalize the contract agreement after evaluating its technical and financial proposals for the feasibility study of metro railway - a Mass Rapid Transit (underground and elevated railway) system for the capital.

The government pushed for a Mass Rapid Transit system in the valley about two years ago in a bid to manage the worsening traffic conditions in the capital due to unchecked rise in the number of vehicles and poor transport infrastructure. An estimated Rs 80 million is needed to complete the feasibility of the Metro railway line. 

Chungsuk Engineering Company of Korea, RITES Limited (India), Systra FA of France and TEAM Consulting Engineering and Management of Thailand were short-listed and asked to submit their financial and technical proposals for the study.

The proposed railway network is expected to cover almost all major bus stops and connect the city with the outskirts, making commuter movement easier and faster, and laying down of 75 km of railway track including 27 km along the Ring Road. 
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6 comments:

this is a hoax...just a means to get money in the pockets..nepal is going nowhere..it will only get worse..

indian company le banaucha yo maile tha pai sakey....kya rag kya

sounds cool, but what about the electricity. How are they going to get those electricity to operate this trains from?

it is better to give korean company so that they can build as like new technology so that that last longer and which will be international level too not the indian company along with this porject hydorpower project should be run together

I think it would be better if the funds for this project were instead used to upgrade the quality of the current buses, make distinct bus stops and fix the roads.

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