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The Mauritius Prime Minister inaugurates a new phase of the India-Mauritius metro express project

by Shailee Mishra

Date & Time: May 10, 2022 9:00 AM

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On Sunday, Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth officially inaugurated the Quatre Bornes to Phoenix section of the India-Mauritius Flagship Metro Express project (May 8).The Indian High Commission in Mauritius tweeted, "The much-awaited Quatre Bornes to Phoenix segment of the India-Mauritius Flagship Metro Express project was launched today by Prime Minister."

In October 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Jugnauth inaugurated the first phase of the metro via video-conferencing.

The first 13-kilometer phase ran from Port Louis to Rose Hill.L&T was responsible for the design and construction of the integrated light rail-based urban transit system. The contract was awarded to the company by the Mauritian government in 2017 for Rs 3,375 crore.

Safe, timely, and transformative Metro Project for a larger number of Mauritians

The new stations will make a difference in people's daily commutes by bringing the safe, timely, and transformative Metro Project to a larger number of Mauritians.

In another tweet, the High Commission stated, "Progressing towards Curepipe and Mahatma Gandhi station."In January, India and Mauritius signed two important bilateral agreements, including an agreement for the Indian government to extend a USD 190 million line of credit for the Metro Express and other infrastructure projects.

Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Jugnauth jointly inaugurated the Metro Express project

Despite the challenges posed by Covid-19, projects under the India-Mauritius Development Partnership have advanced quickly.Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Jugnauth jointly inaugurated the Metro Express project and the New ENT Hospital in Mauritius in virtual mode in 2019.Similarly, the two Prime Ministers virtually inaugurated Mauritius' new Supreme Court Building in July 2020.

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