Coimbatore Metro: Project Information, Routes, Fares and other Details

Sangeeta Singh Posted on: 2022-01-31 12:29:00 Viewer: 5,235 Comments: 0 Country: India City: Coimbatore

Coimbatore Metro: Project Information, Routes, Fares and other Details

In 2017,The Tamil Nadu Government proposed a metro for the city of Coimbatore.The Systra group was involved to do the feasibility and finalize the routes in the proposed metro rail.The CMRL proposed five corridors in Coimbatore Metro.The Government of Tamil Nadu under ADMK proposed a metro rail system for Coimbatore. Coimbatore Railway Struggle Committee has also protested to implement metro rail project in Coimbatore. In 2013, E. Sreedharan made survey and announced metro rail as suitable transport for Coimbatore.

Project Summary

  • Project Name: Coimbatore Metro Rail Project
  • Executing Body: Govt. of India and Govt. of Tamilnadu
  • Operator: Chennai Metro Rail Limited
  • Project Type: Light Rail Transit System (LRTS)
  • Project Cost: NA
  • Total System Length: 147 km
  • No. of Phases: 1 (5 Lines)
  • Completion Target: TBD
  • Status: Under consideration

Routes (Phase 1)

Cooridore 1: PSG Foundry - Vellalore Bus Terminal

  • Route Length: 31.74 km
  • Stations : 26 
  • Station Name : Foundry, Neelambur, Airport Connectivity, Park Plaza, Venkitappuram, PLS Nagar, MGR Nagar, Chitra Circle, Coimbatore Medical College, Hopes College, Fun Republic Mall, Peelamedu Pudur, Nava India, Lakshmi Mills, GKNM Hospital, Collectorate Metro, Coimbatore Junction, Town Hall, Ukkadam Bus Stand, Karumbukkadai, Kurichi Pirivu, Thiruvalar Nagar, Podanur Junction, Rail Kalyan Mandapam, Meetur, Vellalore Bus Terminal.

Cooridore 2: Valiyampalayam Pirivu - Collectorate Metro

  • Route Length: 14.13 km
  • Stations : 14
  • Station Name : Valiyampalayam Pirivu, VGP Nagar, Viswasapuram, Saravanampatti, Chitra Nagar, Vinayagapuram, Ramkrishna Mills, Athipalayam Junction, Ganapathy Pudur Moor Market, Omni Bus stand, Gandhipuram Bus stand, Ram Nagar, Collectorate Metro.


Not yet decided as project in now under construction.

Route Map


Project Information (Phase 2)

Proposed Routes

Line 1:  Kaniyur - Ukkadam Bus Stand (29.0 km, 

  • Route Length: 29.0 km
  • Type: Elevated

Line 2: Bilichi - Ukkadam Bus Stand

  • Route Length: 24.0 km
  • Type: Elevated

Line 3:  Karanampettai - Thannerpanthal

  • Route Length: 42.0 km
  • Type: Elevated

Line 4:  Ganeshapuram – Karunyanagar

  • Route Length: 44.0 km
  • Type: Elevated

Line 5:  Ukkadam – Vellalore

  • Route Length: 8.0 km
  • Type: Elevated

Project Cost & Funding:

Phase   Project Cost    Funding By
    NA    Govt. of India and Govt. of Tamilnadu

 Deadline: NA

Technical Information

  • Design Speed: NA
  • Average Speed: 60 kmph
  • Track Gauge: Standard Gauge – 1435 mm
  • Electrification: 25kV, 50Hz (OHE/OCS)
  • Signalling System: CBTC system  
  • Rolling stock: NA

Major Contractors 

  • Chennai Metro Rail Limited: General Consultancy
  • SYSTRA MVA Consulting (India): Feasibility Study and Detailed Project Report (DPR)Consultancy

Progress So Far



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