Tiruchirappalli Monorail

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Tiruchirappalli Monorail
திருச்சிராப்பள்ளி தனித்தடம்
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.


As the monorail market is estimated to be 72,000 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]


The government has earmarked a sum of about 60,000 crore (US$8.9 billion) for metro and monorail projects in Tamil Nadu.[4]


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]


  1. ^ T E Narasimhan (25 January 2010). "Scomi eyes partners for monorail projects". Business Standard. Chennai. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  2. ^ V. S. Palaniappan (4 June 2011). "Mono rail proposal revives Coimbatore's hopes for better city transport". The Hindu. Coimbatore. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Jwalant, A. Parekh; N. G. Raval; Drupad Dodiya. "Overview of Monorail Rapid Transit System" (PDF). Journal of Information, Knowledge and Research in Computer Engineering. Sangli: AES Journals. 02 (02): 5 (289). ISSN 0975-6760. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Jayalalithaa plans perfect future for Tamil Nadu". The Asian Age. Chennai. 23 March 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 
  5. ^ S. Ganesan (5 June 2011). "Residents welcome study on mono rail system". The Hindu. Tiruchi. Retrieved 10 February 2014. 

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