Sirhind-Bassi Mono Rail
Today when the metropolitan cities of the state and the state capital Chandigarh are on the brink of introducing monorail transport system, can you believe that one of the first monorail in the world ran from Sirhind in district Fatehgarh Sahib to Morinda, a distance of 15 miles. In 1907, the first section of an unusual train connecting Bassi with Sirhind was started. Colonel Bowles, who designed this monorail ,became the State Engineer of Patiala. The track was a single rail along one side of the road. The rail carried approximately 95% of the weight and the wheel on road carried 5% of the weight and kept the train upright.