Friday, August 19, 2011

Chennai Monorail Project revived - four monorail corridors proposed in the Phase-I

The earlier proposal of monorail implementation has been revived by the present government and four corridors have been identified based on the feasibility study prepared by Pallavan Transport Consultancy Services Limited.

The proposed corridors are:

(From Vandalur to Puzhal, 54 Kilometers)
Vandalur, Tambaram, MEPZ, Pallavaram, Pammal, Kundrathur, Mangadu, Karayanchavadi, Melapakkam, Paruthipattu, Avadi, Thirumullaivoyal, Ambattur O.T., Pudur, Surapet, Puzhal

(Vandalur to Velachery, 23 Kilometers)
Vandalur, Perungalathur, Irumbuliyur, Tambaram East, Sembakkam, Gowriwakkam, Medavakkam, Pallikaranai, Narayanapuram, Velachery.

(from Poonamallee to Kathipara Junction, 18 Kilometers)
Poonamallee, Kumananchavadi, Karayanchavadi, Kattupakkam, Iyyappanthangal, SRMC Hospital, Porur, Ramavaram, Nandambakkam, Butt Road, Kathipara Junction.

(from Poonamallee to Vadapalani, 16 Kilometers)
Poonamallee, Karayanchavadi, Kumananchavadi, Velappanchavadi, Vanagaram, Maduravoyal, Alapakkam, Porur, Valasarawakkam, Virugambakkam, Vadapalani Junction.

Project will be finalised by an international competitive bidding for a total length of 111 kilometers in Phase-I of the project.

The cost of the project will be to the tune of Rs.16,000 crore. The successive bidder has to design, construct, finance, own, maintain and transfer the project after a period of 30 years.

The monorail with four cars, will carry 600 passengers per train, ie. about 10,000 passengers per hour per direction.

Metropolitan Transport Corportion (MTC) will be the nodal agency for implementing the project.

The project will focus mainly on the suburbs of Chennai where mass transport facilities are needed most.

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