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Mauritius Light Rail: 163.800 passengers per day by year end 2018




A study on the commissioning of the LRT in Mauritius in October 2013 conducted by Singaporean expert designers of the trainsets and communicated this weekend in the library of the Mauritian Parliament has highlighted that the traffic generated should drain in its wake some 163.800 passengers per day in 2018 and reach a maximum of 178.200 passengers per day on the horizon of 2038.
 
Mauritian light rail should also have an annual operational cost about 818 million rupees * over the period 2018-2027 and near 839 million rupees during the next ten years.
 
According to the provisional calendar, the construction work should begin after the date of October 31, 2014, with a light rail service in Mauritius at the end of 2018.
 
The lightweight metro Design Singapore project will thus cost 22.9 billion rupees.
The balance of the account of costs and benefits of the project will be positive at the economic level (5.4 billion rupees) after 24 years of operation.
 
 During the construction of the metropolitan railway in Mauritius, 7,000 direct and indirect jobs should see the light of day.
 
 "And during this phase, the project will help 12.4 billion rupees to domestic product the country's gross", as reported by the newspaper L'Express of Mauritius.
 
As a reminder, with 19 stations served throughout a modern network of 26 kilometers from Vacoas, Quatre-Bornes and Rose-Hill, the light metro consisting of five blocks of 9 meters each will be 25 to 28 daily trips.
 
The journey between Curepipe and Port Louis will be about 32 minutes, with air-conditioned trainsets.
 
*One euro roughly equivalent to 41 rupees
 
 
 



Fabrice François


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