Monorail project for Jammu and Srinagar



New Delhi: Speedy Monorail services could become a reality in Jammu and Srinagar if an ambitious plan of Rs 30,000 crores prepared by the state government gets the nod of the Centre.

In his meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here today, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday sought funds for the project which is first of its kind for any Valley region in the country.

Omar asked for Rs 30,000 crore for Jammu and Srinagar for which RITES has prepared a comprehensive plan which includes Rapid and Mass Transport (Metro/Mono Rail) services in the state, a state government release said.

It said the Chief Minister conveyed to the Prime Minister that the amount is beyond the means of state government and the support by the Central Government during the 12th Plan period is essentially required to take up these projects.

PTI