DMRC to build monorail in Kozhikode and Thiruananthapuram
The Cabinet has given its nod for the signing the general consultancy agreement with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the Rs. 5,581-crore elevated mass rapid transit system in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode. After the signing of this pact, the DMRC will be responsible for the design, preparation of the bid document, short-listing, and selection of contractors, supervision, and quality certification for the 22.2-km monorail in Thiruvananthapuram and 14.2-km in Kozhikode.
What is monorail?
- A monorail is a rail-based transportation system based on a single rail, which acts as its sole support and its guideway.
- The term is also used variously to describe the beam of the system, or the vehicles traveling on such a beam or track. The beam in a monorail system is narrower than the vehicle.