Kolkata Monorail is a rail-based transit project planned for the Indian city of Kolkata. The Kolkata-based Andromeda Technologies has received the order for building a monorail public transport system.
The 60 billion (US$1 billion) project will be 1,040-km-long elevated tracks from Barrackpore to Joka, passing through the city’s Central Business District. There will be 37 stations, including Joka, Behala, Esplanade, Panihati and Barrackpore, between the two terminal stations and reportedly it will be covered in 90 minutes. The trains will have four coaches and initially, around 120,000 passengers will be ferried in the first phase of the project. Later, the capacity is to be raised to 480,000.
Corridor 1:Budge Budge to Taratala 20 kilometres (12 mi). The work has yet not started. The state government, in 2009, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the SREI Infrastructure Finance Ltd. But now the project has came to a halt for now.