Madurai Metro: Project Information, Routes, Fares and Other Details

MRT Online Desk Posted on: 2022-01-01 06:15:00 Viewer: 2,923 Comments: 0 Country: India City: Madurai

Madurai Metro: Project Information, Routes, Fares and Other Details

Madurai is a major city of Tamil Nadu, India. It is the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu and the administrative headquarters of Madurai District. The urban population of Madurai is 17,99,000 as of December 2022. In August 2021, Tamil Nadu government has announced a plan to develop mass rapid transit system (metro rail) in Madurai.

Project Summary

  • Project Name: Madurai Metro Rail Project
  • Owner: Govt. of India and Govt. of Tamilnadu
  • Operator: Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL)
  • Project Type: Light Rail Transit System (LRTS)
  • Project Cost: 8,500 crore
  • Completion Target: NA
  • Current Status: Under DPR stage

Project Details

Line   Routes   Length   Current Status
#1   Thirumangalam - Othakadai   31.0 km (Approx.)   Under DPR

Proposed Metro Rail Network

Line 1: Thirumangalam - Othakadai

  • Total Length: 31.0 km (Approx)
  • Total Stations: 20 Stations 
  • Station Name: Thirumangalam, Kappalur Toll Plaza, Dharmathupatti, Thoppur, Thirunagar, Thirupparankundram, Pasumalai, Vasantha Nagar, Madura College, Madurai Railway Junction, Simmakkal, Keelavasal, Therkuvasal, Goripalayam, Police Commissioner Office, K Pudur, Mattuthavani, Uthangudi, Madurai High Court and Othakadai.
  • Depot: Thirumangalam (45 acres area)

Rolling Stock & Sytems

  • 3-car Metro Train with 25 kmph to 60kmph speed.
  • CBTC Signalling Systems
  • 25KV Overhead Traction

Ridership Expected

  • 240,800 per day by 2032
  • 310,000 per day by 2042
  • 450,900 per day by 2052

Route Map

To be uploaded soon.

Progress so far

  • March 2022: Hyderabad-based firm BARSYL (Balaji Railroads Systems Ltd) has been appointed to prepare feasibility study for the mass rapid transit system in Madurai.
  • November 2022: BARSYL submitted feasibility study of Madurai Metro to Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL).
  • February 2023: CMRL floated tender for appointment of Consultant for preparation of a detailed project report (DPR) of Madurai Metro.

Metro Authority

Chennai Metro Rail Limited 
Admin Building,CMRL Depot,
Poonamallee High Road,
Koyambedu,Chennai – 600107,
Tamil Nadu, India.


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