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Mauritius: Extension of one month for the demolition of infrastructure located on the route of the light railway




The Ministry of lands and housing sent a letter on June 11 last to five mayors * of Mauritius informing them that they have a period of one month to demolish the infrastructure established on the lands of the State, including bus terminals and markets, and lying on the route of the light railway to connect Curepipe to Port-Louis on the horizon from 2018 to 2020.
 
Without declaring themselves against the light railways project, the communities are unanimous, they are unable to respond positively to the requirements of the Ministry of land and housing in such a limited time, as recalled by the newspaper L'Express of Mauritius.
 
Before the turn taken by the case, a meeting will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, between all parties concerned.
 
As a reminder, the light railway project of Singaporean design will cost 22 billion rupees, about 550 million euros.
 
With 19 stations served throughout a modern network of 26 kilometers from Vacoas, Quatre-Bornes and Rose-Hill, the light railway consisting of five blocks of 9 meters each will make 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 trainsets.
 
 * Mayor of Port-Louis, Beau-Bassin/Rose Hill, Quatre-Bornes, Curepipe, Vacoas/Phoenix



Fabrice François


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