Proposed Harare Light Railway Project
Zimbabwe’s road infrastructure has continued on a downslope, getting degraded by the huge influx of traffic and no refurbishment or servicing at all.
Traffic jams are the order of the day with a 20-minute trip taking more than an hour especially during peak hours, especially in the capital.
Such is the case of Zimbabwe’s busiest city, Harare, whose population growth is at 0.60% from last year’s 2 million.
The pressure it put on the state’s subsidised public limited transport, ZUPCO and the unreliable private commuter omnibuses or Kombis is unbearable.
All the problems may finally get solved if the proposed Harare Metrorail project by Light Rail Private Limited in partnership with Harare City Council and the Ministry of Transport comes to life.
iHarare has seen the concept proof of the project that hopes to be the first of its kind in the country once it is approved by the powers that be.
The project proposes to build the light electric railway system in three phases, covering mostly high-density locations in the city.
The railway line will have a high impact in transforming Zimbabwe’s capital city to achieve its SDG goals and meeting its target of becoming an upper-middle-income economy by 2030.
See video of the concept below;
A good road network system will eventually reduce pollution, congestion (vanhu vobata time for meetings) … we just need a positive shared vision for our country.. let’s stop politicking @hakulandaba @begottensun @nickmangwana @lynnettemahlaba pic.twitter.com/FxBYi2Knci
— Henry Hakula (@henryhakula) February 5, 2021
What is your take on this initiative, should the government approve the construction of Zimbabwe’s first “world-class train and spaghetti road” or it’s just another one of those dreams we will never see in our lifetime?
Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
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