Saturday, February 18, 2006
Monorail to save Chennai traffic?
Formally the opposition has also shown their objection for this Monorail. First we can know some thing about monorail. Monorail is approximately work like balcony train, like trains we can’t change its track, in a track only one train can go and come. Many countries’s like Japan, Australia, Malaysia, Europe, Russia and the United States are using this Monorail system. In Los Vegas the monorail is traveling 6km, in Sydney it passing 3.6km, in Japan this Monorail is running 100km. Each and every day hundreds of thousands of passengers are carried on monorails. The monorails are very safe to travel, zero accidents translates to no system down time, less liability suits and most importantly, No Injuries and Death have registered so fare, it will not foot step from the track like trains. Most monorails are electrically powered, monorails are non-polluting. Most run on rubber tires and are very quiet. Monorails are the most aesthetically pleasing of all elevated rail systems. Their sleek design blends in with modern urban environments. Quick construction time results in less disruption to the surrounding environments, whether business or residential.
In Chennai the government has planned to operate monorail for 490km, they will be construction the path for the monorail at least 100km. first the government decided to introduce Metro rail. The Chennai is situated near sea, so we can’t dig a way for Metro rails, like which was already introduced in Delhi & Kolkatta said the Metropolitan Transport Corporation, so the government plan to introduce Monorail. We can install the Monorail in short days and the money spending is also low. For Balcony rail it will take Rs.80 to 100 crore to constructing a bridge for 1km, for Metro rail it will take at least 150 crore to construct the way. But the money for spending to Monorail is just 50crore and it will take small space for constructing the way. In starting they have planed to take 14,000 people from one place to another place, gradually they will increase to 50,000 people. Not only in Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore are also examinations to install Monorail in future.
If we also have many good plans like this, but the opposite party are showing objection flag for this monorail. They said this monorail is new for India, we don’t know how to construct a path for monorail. We are not manufacturing it and want to import it from Foreign countries and also we don’t know how to maintenance. Suppose it gets any repair, we don’t know who to adjust it and should call mechanic form foreign country. The party is asking the state government like this: the project of Monorail is not slightly introduction for our county, how can we accept this plan. In many countries the Monorail is working as a feeder Service only and can take only 8,000 people. The opposite is asking that the constructing rail path and operating is all Central Governments work, why the Sate government is entering its head. I think that the opposite is also a main leg for central government, if the state government done this monorail project and get vote in coming April assembly election, that why they are opposing it. So totally the Monorail project has comes to the Politician hand, we don’t know when this problem will solve and when we are going to escape for the Heavy traffic.