Bahrain monorail work could start in 2010

Feasibility study into Gulf state's solution to mounting congestion problems.
Bahrain monorail work could start in 2010
By Andy Sambidge
Tue 07 Oct 2008 06:56 AM

Work on Bahrain's new monorail network could start in the first half of 2010, according to officials.

A 23km track linking some of the country's most congested areas could be the first phase of Bahrain's new monorail network, the Gulf Daily News reported on Tuesday.

Malaysian firm Scomi Engineering is conducting a feasibility study for the three-phase project and global projects vice-president V Kanesan told the paper work could start in the next two years.

He added that the entire project, measuring 83km, could be completed by 2030.

The Cabinet approved a plan to build a monorail network, which would ease traffic flow and overhaul public transportation, at the end of last month.

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