Coimbatore: The Institute of Urban Transport (India) has recently organised a study tour which was facilitated by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) to conduct study on feasibility of Light Metro Rail Systems in Tire II & Tire III cities in India. Pankaj Kumar Bansal, Managing Director of Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) has been nominated for the study tour for Coimbatore Metro Rail Project.
In July last year Chief Minister of Tamilnadu Government Edappadi K. Palaniswami had announced that implementation of Metro Rail System in Coimbatore is in active consideration of the Government. Thereafter, CMRL has invited Expression of Interest (EOI) / Project Qualification (PQ) from the reputed consultancy firms. The proposed study is being funded by the German Development Bank, KfW.
It has been reiterated from a reply received from Chennai Metro Rail Corporation (CMRL) against a petition filed by T. Sudandhira, a resident of Coimbatore Distt, that the consultancy firm has been shortlisted and the feasibility cum detailed project report (DPR) is expected to be completed by mid of the next year i.e. 2019.