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Chinese firm stamps on the feasibility report of monorail service under CPEC in Twin Cities (Rawalpindi & Islamabad)



Expressing interest in the construction of the monorail service from Rawat to Islamabad International #Airport (IIA), a Chinese firm has termed the project to be viable, low-cost and environment-friendly.

The Chinese Civil Engineering Corporation (CCEC) in its study report of the project has said that the construction of the track for the rail service was viable and could be built cheaply.

The report added that the project would cause no harm to the environment of the twin cities as the monorail would be run on electricity.

The track would be 100 kilometres (km) long and connect Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The train would run on electricity instead of bio-fuel, making it environment-friendly, it said.

From Rawat to Soan Adda, the track would be laid on road, however, from Soan Adda to Kutcheri Chowk and on Mall Road, an elevated track would be constructed for the monorail service.

The train would run on the Metro Bus track from Rawalpindi Saddar to Islamabad Secretariat



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cost? do we really need it? I think people can easily use Islamabad express highway.
Don't really mind if its super cheap, but again is it really necessary.
 

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Good project, less pollution, reduced traffic jams, lower fuel import bills. Will create employment opportunities
 

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Feasibility should be done by independent consultants hired by the government. How is that this company allowed to do feasibility and also given the contract?

If it is so sure it is viable, GOP should let it construct and operate on a commercial basis, get its return from the operation.
 

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cost? do we really need it? I think people can easily use Islamabad express highway.
Don't really mind if its super cheap, but again is it really necessary.
They really really need to widen and repair the Islamabad Expressway because it is a total joke. Daily commute on it is hell. It is very dangerous as well with all the trucks taking this route to go to Peshawar, accidents regularly happening every week.
 

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Feasibility should be done by independent consultants hired by the government. How is that this company allowed to do feasibility and also given the contract?

If it is so sure it is viable, GOP should let it construct and operate on a commercial basis, get its return from the operation.
It will be BOT project just like Pindi/ISB ring road.
 

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Instead of monorail they could have gone for normal trainsets as the distance is 100km
Monorails are slower .
 

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Instead of monorail they could have gone for normal trainsets as the distance is 100km
Monorails are slower .
there is already a metro bus service between rwp and isb. rawat to soan adda is about 15km and that isn't in metro bus track.
 

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we have seen hundreds of feasibility studies and blah blah, but commuters of Isb and Pindi have not got a decent public transport system since ages. Imagine sitting in 1-c Toyota Dabba in hot summers with 40 degrees. Something should be done as soon as possible
 

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