|Locale||Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu|
As the monorail market is estimated to be ₹72,000 crore (US$11 billion) in India, 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, which was supposedly deemed as cost effective for Tier-II cities.
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:
- Srirangam → Amma Mandapam → Tiruchi Fort → Palakkarai → Railway Junction → Golden Rock → Tiruchi Town → Srirangam
- Railway Junction → Palakkarai → Fort → Amma Mandapam → Srirangam → Town → Golden Rock → Railway Junction.
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