Monorail project suggested for State capital
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Last Updated: Wednesday, August 03, 2011, 18:16
  
Thiruvananthapuram: With a view to address the growing transport problem in the state capital, the Kerala cabinet on Wednesday entrusted National Transportation Planning and Research Centre with the task of conducting a feasibility study to introduce a 28-km monorail project for the city.

The proposal is to have a monorail system between Kazhakoottam, the IT hub of the state and Balaramapuram in the outskirts of the state capital.

"The Centre has been asked to prepare a feasibility study and submit it to the government as soon as possible," Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told reporters after a cabinet meeting.

Monorail is a rail-based transportation system based on a single rail, which acts as its sole support and guide way.

The rail would be erected on a track on medians that divide the main roads, according to experts.

On the Metro Transport Project in Kochi, Chandy said a team of government officials, including state Planning Board Vice-Chairman K M Chandrasekhar would meet central government officials to hold discussions about the project.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, August 03, 2011, 18:16


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