Coimbatore, India (Metro Rail Today): The state cabinet of Tamilnadu government has given its approval for implementation of long-awaited 139-km proposed metro rail project in Coimbatore city. On April 1, 2022, Pradeep Yadav, Managing Director, Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) had given a detailed presentation of the project in the stakeholder’s meeting headed by principal secretary in presence of all stakeholders.
The detailed project report (DPR) of Coimbatore Metro Rail proejct (nick named as Kovai Metro) was prepared by Systra MVA and RITES Limited.
According to the presentation, the 139 km metro rail will be constructed in three phases by Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL). In first phase 45-km route will be built on Avinashi Road till Karumathampatti and Sathyamangalam Road till Valiampalayam Pirivu from Ukkadam. Construction work for the second phase and third phase will start after a detailed study and approvals from the respective athorities.
The metro will run parallel to the locations where flyovers are built and the required land will be acquired. In places where flyovers are proposed to be built, CMRL will consider going vertical in a two-tier system, similar to other places.
The meeting was attended by Coimbatore Collector G S Sameeran, city corporation commissioner Raja Gopal Sunkara, officials from the special initiative department of CMRL and office-bearers of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry-Coimbatore, Coimbatore District Small Industries Association, Southern India Engineering Manufacturers’ Association, Residents Awareness Association of Coimbatore and Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Associations of India were present in the meeting.
According to DPR, the 31km first corridor will have 26 stations from the Vellalore integrated bus terminal. The 14km second will have 14 stations, with the collectorate as the intersection point.
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