WHY MONORAIL SYSTEM IS BETTER THAN OVERHEAD BRIDGES BUILT IN EVERY GIVEN 1KM DISTANCE IN PORT HARCOURT.
~Iym Emolga Chapter.
What is a monorail? A monorail is a railway system in which the track consists of a single rail, typically elevated and with the trains suspended from it.
The Ikwere Youth Movement (IYM), Emolga Chapter led by Sir Hon. Lucky Worluh wishes to remind and refresh our memory of the need and utmost importance of the monorail project in Rivers State that was abandoned by the present administration is of more importance and economical value to the state than the overhead funfair bridge celebrated today.
Indeed, Monorail system remains an “ALTERNATIVE” means of transportation in a city as congested as Port Harcourt, for If it was continued, it would have perfectly solved the traffic congestion problem we thought can be solved with the indiscriminate construction of Overhead bridges been built with every given distance of 1Km across the city. It remains one of the transportation infrastructures a developed city is expected to have.
Many Rivers people today are grossly ignorant of it’s features, attributes and its demands to provide reliable and accessible high capacity public transportation in a congested city like Port Harcourt to help solve inefficient flow of goods, services and people with the result that commerce is restricted and productivity declined due to political differences.
In the past adminstration, Rt Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, the former Governor of Rivers state met with great planners after several reviews on how to decongest the state, provided this kind of service by introducing a metro systems which was meant to run from port Harcourt to Oyigbo and indeed the greater Port Harcourt master plan with its inclusiveness of providing employment opportunities for the teeming youths. However, installing metro systems are typically very costly but can’t be compared to extensive relocation and destruction of valuable existing infrastructure while trying to build more roads and bridges.
Monorails are one of the fastest transport systems that can be set up with it’s advantages of high efficacy, speed and continuous flow of movement.
Monorail systems and services offer 21st Century industrial and economic alternatives as new solutions to the intractable congestion and accessibility constraints of existing transportation systems, and the most attractive alternative to single-occupant commuter vehicle drivers.
For those who still dwell in ignorance while criticizing and comparing the monorail project with the overhead bridge been celebrated today should know that the former Governor Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi does not indulge/Embark on a wasteful project that wont add value to the economy of the state, his developmental blueprint in all sectors are glaring to the eyes of everyone.
To thy self be true!
Chairman, IYM media team
Nyeche N. Ogbara
Secretary, IYM media team