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Mauritius: Beginning of the construction work of the light rail after October 31, 2014




The Mauritian authorities, which have closed on mid-June 2014 the call for tender of the LRT to link Curepipe to Port-Louis on the horizon from 2018 to 2020, will make their decision around July 27 next on the formalisation of the company chosen for the contract of work relating to the construction of the trace.
 
Two foreign Indian companies, Afcons Infrastructure Limited, and Chinese, China State Construction Engineering Corporation are thus the last two companies to apply on the eleven companies that have bid in 2013 to this market.
 
According to the provisional timetable in place, the work of the construction of the metropolitan railway in Mauritius should begin after the date of October 31, 2014, as reported by Business Magazine.
 
As a reminder, the lightrail metro of Singaporean Design project will cost approximately 22.2 billion rupees, or about 555 million euros. With 19 stations served throughout a modern network of 26 kilometers from Vacoas, Quatre-Bornes and Rose-Hill, the lightrail metro consisting of five blocks of 9 meters each will be 25 to 28 daily trips.
 
Light rail will carry some 93,000 travelers per day and approximately 6,000 passengers in rush hour.
 
The duration of the journey between Curepipe and Port-Louis will be approximately 32 minutes, air-conditioned trains.



Fabrice François


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