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Tiruchirappalli Monorail

Tiruchirappalli Monorail
திருச்சிராப்பள்ளி தனித்தடம்
Overview
Locale Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu
Transit type Monorail
Headquarters Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli Monorail is the proposed monorail system for the city of Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, part of a major expansion of public transport in the city.

Overview

As the monorail market is estimated to be 72000 crore (US$11 billion) in India,[1] the then Governor of Tamil Nadu, S. S. Barnala announced in Legislative assembly that the Government of Tamil Nadu has decided to do a feasibility study for introducing monorail system in Tiruchi along with Coimbatore and Madurai,[2] which was supposedly deemed as cost effective for Tier-II cities.[3]

Cost

The government has earmarked a sum of about 60000 crore (US$9.1 billion) for metro and monorail projects in Tamil Nadu.[4]

Network

A faculty member from SASTRA, using Geographical Information System (GIS) tools, had worked out a proposal for a suburban railway route linking the island town of Srirangam with Tiruchi and its suburbs.

The proposal suggested circular operation in the following routes:

The proposal also suggested a new rail link between Chord line and Tiruchi-Karur railway lines, Via. Amma Mandapam and also a possible extension to Kailasapuram (BHEL) and Bikshandarkovil.[5]

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