Tiruchirappalli Monorail

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Tiruchirappalli Monorail
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 of March 2021 the proposal is still only on paper. [1]


As the monorail market is estimated to be 72,000 crore (US$9.0 billion) in India, [2] the then Governor of Tamil Nadu, Banwarilal Brohit 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 Salem Metro, Madurai Metro, [3] and Tirunelveli.


The government has earmarked a sum of about 60,000 crore (US$7.5 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 Srirangam Island with Tiruchirapalli and its suburbs.

The proposal suggested circular operation in the following routes:

The proposal also suggested a new rail link between Chord line and Tiruchirapalli-Karur railway lines, Via. Amma Mandapam and also a possible extension to Kailasapuram (BHEL) and Bikshandarkovil neighbourhoods. There is no decision on extending the line to cover the Central and Chathiram bus stations and the Tiruchirappalli International Airport. [5]

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