Monorail minimum charge pegged at Rs 8

If things go as planned, people of Thiruvananthapuram can travel in a driverless monorail with a minimum charge less than that of an AC Volvo bus by 2016. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC), general consultant of the monorail project, plans to commission the first stretch from Technocity to Kariyavattom within first 36 months.

As per the detailed project report prepared by DMRC, the Thiruvananthapuram monorail will have three-coach trains. It will have two leading cars and an intermediate car. Size of the leading car, made of aluminum, is expected to be 16-metre long, 3.15-metre wide and 4.05-metre high and that of intermediate car is 15×3.15×4.05m.

The monorail system is designed for driverless operation. There will be passenger announcement system, passenger information display system, centralized clock system and closed circuit television ( CCTV) system at all stations. Also there will be screen doors at all the platforms and mobile radio communication between the trains. The operation control centre will be located at car depot at Pallipuram.

Full report here Times of India


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