New Delhi: The Union Urban Development Ministry has asked Delhi government to construct around 14 separate networks of monorail across the city to improve the transport infrastructure, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said on Tuesday.
Dikshit said Union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath during a meeting yesterday told her to set up monorail networks to connect metro stations and city government has decided to work on it.
"We have been advised to complete 13-14 monorail networks. We will start work on them. In eight to ten years we plan to build a number of monorail network," Dikshit said addressing a press conference.
Nath had yesterday given approval to the first monorail project of Delhi government which will link Shastri Park with Laxmi Nagar via Trilokpuri.
Delhi Government has already asked Delhi Metro to prepare a detailed project report within three months for the 11-km-long network. The entire stretch will have a total of 12 stations.
"When we asked for the approval of the 11 km long network, the UD Minister asked me why cannot we construct 13-14 such networks," said Dikshit.
The DMRC will look after construction and commissioning of the first network.
Dikshit said government may ask DMRC to implement all the monorail projects or set up an independent body on the lines of DMRC.
She said expertise has been sought from Japan, Malaysia, Germany for implementing the project.
First Published: Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 22:03