Chief Executive of the Ghana Railway Development Authority (GRDA) says the feasibility studies on the proposed sky-train project for Ghana has been completed and is under review.
According to Richard Dombo, government after the review will sign a contract to begin the implementation of the project.
“The sky trains are on an elevator platform rather than underground. They will be running on platforms over the city of Accra. It will be a community train and not an intercity-one. At the moment, the feasibility studies have been completed and it is being studied and reviewed before the contract is signed,” he explained on Eyewitness News on February 13.
Earlier in 2019, Railway Minister, Joe Ghartey signed a US$2.3bn concession with a South African group, Africa Investment (Ai) SkyTrain Consortium, for the construction of the Accra Sky Train Project.
The Minister indicated that the project will ease the increasing road traffic congestion in Accra and boost economic activities in the capital city.
About the SkyTrain project
SkyTrain systems are pre-fabricated using precision moulded, pre-stressed reinforced concrete components that are capable of being installed at a very rapid rate, meaning that there is minimal disruption and congestion in the urban area that is undergoing installation and commissioning.
The proposed SkyTrain initiative in Accra provides for the development of five routes, four of which are comprised of radial routes that originate at the proposed SkyTrain Terminal, at the heart of Accra, at a newly developed Kwame Nkrumah circle, and one route that provides and intra-city commuter loop distribution service, also emanating from Circle.
The project envisages a total track length across all routes of 194 kilometres.