Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, through the Governor Surjit Singh Barnala's address to the assembly, stated that the Chennai Monorail project of around 300 km will be revived and would supplement the existing metro rail systems that were implemented by the previous DMK government. This will also, when completed, be the world's largest monorail network.
The 111-km long, first phase of the Chennai Monorail project is proposed at a cost of 166,500 million. The per-kilometre cost of the Chennai monorail will be around 1,500 million. The revised 54-km-long, phase-I of the monorail is estimated to cost 80,500 million.
Monorail project, a Rs.8000 crore dream project of the TN government, covering an area of 57 kms to connect the people of Chennai and its suburbs by means of another method of railways will be started from June this year.
The Tamil Nadu Government has formed a committee and making several investigations for the procurement of land that the project needed. According to the latest information, the monorail project has decided to construct at least 37 stations for the passengers safety. The work of monorail would be completed with the construction of three different stretches - one from Velachery to Vandalur, the second from Poonamallee to Vadapalani and Poonamallee to Kathipara.
It is said that the Tenders for the construction of Monorail project will be called for this month and many companies are interested to take up the project. However,