India and Mauritius Govt jointly inaugurates Metro Express in Mauritius

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India and Mauritius Govt jointly inaugurates Metro Express in Mauritius

Port Louis (Urban Transport News): Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Jugnauth jointly inaugurated the Metro Express and new ENT Hospital in Mauritius through a video conference on Thursday.

Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi noted the significance of the Metro rail system and health-care projects in further enhancing the quality of life of the people of Mauritius, as well as in deepening the close ties between the two countries. Prime Minister Modi also said that the event was the first such occasion bringing Indian and Mauritian leaders together through a vide link across the Indian Ocean.

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi inaugurates Metro Express in Mauritius via a video link[/caption] Prime Minister Narendra Modi said,

The much anticipated Metro Express (Light Rail Transit System) Project, will transform the mobility landscape in Mauritius as an efficient, faster and cleaner mode of public transport. The state-of-the-art energy-efficient ENT Hospital will significantly expand access to quality health-care and benefit the people in addition to being the first paperless E-Hospital in Mauritius.

Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Jugnauth expressed his deep appreciation for the Indian support for these as well as other development cooperation projects in Mauritius. He also conveyed his appreciation to all stakeholders for the timely execution of these two people-oriented projects.

The two leaders also lauded the growth of India-Mauritius cooperation for the well-being of both the peoples and for peace and prosperity in the Indian Ocean region and in the world.

Mauritius Metro Express

The Mauritius Light Rail Transit System project is being developed with the support of the Government of India. The Indian Government has granted US$ 353 million to the Mauritius government for this project. Metro Express is a 26 km light rail transit system (LRTS) that will connect Curepipe to Immigration Square in Port Louis with 19 metro stations. In 2017, the Mauritius government-appointed RITES Limited for the supervision of the construction of the Mauritius Metro express project.

In July 2017, Larsen & Toubro Construction (L&T) was awarded the US$ 565 million contract to design and construct the Mauritius Metro Express.

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