CMRL Submits Feasibility Report For MRTS in Tirunelveli, Trichy, and Salem

The report outlines the development of a suitable mass rapid transport system network consisting of two corridors covering a distance of 45 kilometers in Trichy, a three-corridor network spanning 39.07 kilometers in Tirunelveli, and a two-corridor network extending 35.19 kilometers in Salem.

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Thiru. M.A.Siddique, I.A.S., Managing Director, CMRL submits DFR to Thiru. Ramesh Chand Meena, I.A.S., Additional Chief Secretary, Special Initiatives, Government of Tamil Nadu
Thiru. M.A.Siddique, I.A.S., Managing Director, CMRL submits DFR to Thiru. Ramesh Chand Meena, I.A.S., Additional Chief Secretary, Special Initiatives, Government of Tamil Nadu

CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): On Thursday, Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) submitted a detailed feasibility report to the Government of Tamil Nadu to introduce Mass Rapid Transport Systems (MRTS) in Tirunelveli, Trichy and Salem.

Thiru. M.A. Siddique, I.A.S., Principal Secretary to the Government and Managing Director of CMRL, officially submitted the Detailed Feasibility Reports (DFR) to Thiru. Ramesh Chand Meena, I.A.S., Additional Chief Secretary, Special Initiatives, Government of Tamil Nadu, in the presence of Thiru. T. Archunan, Director (Projects), Thiru. T. Livingstone Eliazer, Chief General Manager (PP & D), Tmt. Rekha Prakash, CGM (PD), and other Senior Officials of CMRL.
 
The key highlights of the Detailed Feasibility Reports (DFR) for the implementation of Mass Rapid Transport Systems (MRTS) in Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, and Salem are outlined as follows:

Tiruchirappalli (Trichy): The proposed MRTS for Tiruchirappalli spans a total of 45 kilometers and comprises two corridors. Corridor 1 stretches over 19 kilometers from Samayapuram To Vayaloor, encompassing 19 proposed stations. Corridor 2 covers 26 kilometers from Thuvakudi To Panjapur, featuring 26 planned stations. The final number of stations for each route will be determined during further study at the Detailed Project Report (DPR) stage.

Tirunelveli: Tirunelveli‘s MRTS proposal extends across 39.07 kilometers and encompasses three distinct corridors. Corridor 1 spans 12.39 kilometers from Pettai To Sankanapuram, incorporating 13 proposed stations. Corridor 2 covers 12.03 kilometers from Palayamkottai To Ponnakudi, including 12 planned stations. Lastly, Corridor 3 encompasses 14.65 kilometers from Sankarnagar To Vasanthnagar, featuring 15 proposed stations. The exact count of stations for each route will be finalized in subsequent alignment studies during the DPR stage.

Salem: In Salem, the proposed MRTS covers a total of 35.19 kilometers and comprises two corridors. Corridor 1 extends over 17.16 kilometers from Karapuranathar Temple To Ayodhyapattanam Railway Station Via Ammapet, including 19 stations. Corridor 2 spans 18.03 kilometers from Karuppur To Nallikalalpatty Via Salem Jn. Railway Station, featuring 19 planned stations. The precise number of stations for each route will be established following extensive alignment assessments during the DPR stage.

These endeavors are poised to significantly improve mobility and convenience for residents and commuters within Tirunelveli, Trichy, and Salem, ultimately enhancing the urban transportation landscape of these cities.

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