• May 30, 2020
  • Updated 5:20 pm

Guwahati metrolite is coming soon to solve all your traffic woes

Guwahati metrolite is coming soon to solve all your traffic woes

Good news Guwahati folks! It’s time to wave “goodbye” to all traffic frustration and the delay it causes. In the past few years, Guwahati has been seen to be choking in traffic every other day. To put an end to all traffic struggles, the Assam government is soon going to start Guwahati metro rail project Metrolite.

Guwahati Development Minister Siddharth Bhattacharya, on October 30th, 2019, announced the news on a meeting that was held with representatives of the survey agency RITES (Rail Technical and Economic Service).

Speaking to Time8, he said,

Today, we have discussed the technology and logistics regarding the project. We have also spoken at length about the routes. Based on the discussion, we will submit them a report. They will then give us a report on the estimated cost and completion period of the project. The government will take up the funding issue with the JICA, World Bank and will eventually proceed toward executing the project.

Metrolite is a light urban rail transit system, implemented in small town and cities. Metrolite carries a restricted speed of 25 kmph.

Mr Siddharth Bhattacharya also added that “Metrolite is a new concept. It will have three coaches. It is cheaper, smaller and slower urban rail transit system compared to metro rail and is fit for a small city like Guwahati. We will first start the project in three mostly commuted routes like Adabari-Khanapara, MG Road.”

On 29th February, 2016 former honorable Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi laid the foundation stone of this project. After a brief period of halt, the project is yet to resume operations.

This project was planned to be implemented in different places across Guwahati city by the special purpose organization -Guwahati Metro Railway Corporation Limited. 

The RITES (Rail Technical and Economic Service) is an engineering company that specializes in transport infrastructure and has successfully executed major projects in over 62 countries.

So, gear up Guwahatians to experience the new way of travel across the city with Metrolite.