Kolkata to gets its own mono-rail network

The 14-kilometre route will connect Budge Budge in South 24-Parganas and Ruby More in South Kolkata. 

Kolkata : Home to India's first metro rail, Kolkata is all set to get its own mono-rail service, the West Bengal has announced.

The 14-kilometre route will connect Budge Budge in South 24-Parganas and Ruby More in South Kolkata. The total cost of the project is estimated to be around Rs 4,216 crore.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the state government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Burn Standard Company Ltd, a public sector undertaking. 

The mono-rail link will also connect to the proposed Metro rail network between New Garia and Dum Dum airport.

Sources in the transport department said the mono-rail project will cover an area of approximately 70 km and is scheduled to be completed by 2020.