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Ghanaian city to get a skytrain

The skytrain is a rapid metro transit system meant to ease traffic congestion in cities. (Image source: Sam Pangan/Flickr)

South Africa’s Skytrain Construction Company has announced that it will build a skytrain worth US$170mn in Kumasi metropolis, Ghana

The project, funded by Standard Bank of South Africa, will be based on the build, operate, transfer (BOT) system.

Skytrain is a light rapid transit metro system which uses fully automated trains on grade-separated tracks. It runs mostly on elevated guideways, giving passengers a view of the city and helps them move faster across it.

The skytrain would ease traffic congestion in the metropolis and enhance quick transportation of residents, according to the company.

Kojo Bonsu, metropolitan chief executive of Kumasi, said the project proposal had been forwarded to the Ministries of Finance and Justice for approval on the terms of the contract to be signed.

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