According to Nando Bodha, the metro trains will be delivered, around May or June 2019. The trials would be conducted for three months and in September-October 2019, the Metro Express will serve the Rose-Hill-Port-Louis section.
The Minister of Public Infrastructure intervened at the launch of the exhibition of the model of the Metro Express at the Town Hall of Port Louis. He said that it will be accessible until April 7th. Subsequently, the model of this train of the Urbos range will be presented in other municipalities and district councils.
The metro will run at a speed of 25 km / h to 30 km / h in the cities and high-density areas. And in few places, the speed will be 80 km / h. Referring to the profitability of the Metro Express, Nando Bodha pointed out that with 50,000 to 60,000 passengers and that would be enough to make it profitable.
The Minister of Public Infrastructure and Public Transit also addressed those who still have doubts about this project. The ministery stated that according to an Environment Impact Assessment report sponsored by Metro Express Ltd, " it is the most modern mode of transportation".
Lord Mayor Daniel Laurent indicated that the exhibition aims to better inform the public about the Metro Express. "The Metro Express is a long-term solution. This project will allow us to be more productive because we will reduce traffic jams. "