Mauritian PM inaugurates India-sponsored Rose Hill-Reduit metro line

01 Jan 2023

Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth inaugurated the Metro Express line from Rose Hill to Reduit, and thanked India for giving resources and knowledge to construct the biggest railroad project.

Mauritius PM with other political leaders made their first trip on the metro to mark the official start of the operation Metro Express line from Rose Hill to Reduit covering a route of 3 to 4 km. This inauguration is part of the festivities commemorating the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Mauritius and India.

According to the Mauritian-based newspaper, the PM had travelled to the Mahatma Gandhi Institute (MGI), in Moka, with other dignitaries including the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Housing and Land Use Planning, Minister of Tourism and Indian High Commissioner to Mauritius, to take part in a celebration for the formal opening of the Rose Hill-Reduit Metro Express line.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, PM Jugnauth emphasised that the new Metro Express line was the biggest railroad project carried out outside of India with resources and knowledge from New Delhi.

He also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian High Commissioner to Mauritius for their assistance in helping Mauritius undertake the Metro Express project.

He also said that despite many difficulties in the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the government's vision for a modern and inclusive Mauritius is taking shape, among other things, through the Metro Express project, according to Le Matinal.

The fourth phase of the Metro Express project, which will be implemented and stretch roughly 10 to 15 km from Reduit to Cote d'Or through St. Pierre, has already received funding, according to Prime Minister Jugnauth.

In his speech, he also noted that apart from the Metro Express line, the new Supreme Court, the new ENT Hospital, the Civil Service College, the new Forensic Science Laboratory, as well as a sizable number of social housing units were also sponsored by the Indian government.

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