Coimbatore: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said on Sunday that the government has invited proposals to study the feasibility of the metro-crore railway project in the city, saying that “this is going to be one of the largest infrastructure projects in Coimbatore. completed, all the traffic problems of the city will end. ”
This was the first step to implement the project after the prime minister announced it at the state assembly this July 19. The Chennai Metro Rail Ltd, a special purpose vehicle formed to implement the Chennai metro rail project, has been entrusted with the project.
“The project will be carried out with the agreement of the Center, but after linking it with a German company to obtain funds,” Palaniswami said when the multi-crore project was announced.
In Coimbatore, authorities said, a massive rapid transit system will be built for a total of 118km away. Although the metro rail project will only cover a distance of 50-60 km, the remaining distance will be covered by the bus rapid transit system.
In the first phase, the metro rail project will cover 45km. “The tender has been called so that the interested consulting firms can send their project qualification proposals with respect to the preparation of the feasibility study and the detailed report of the project, in accordance with the viability, the project will be implemented,” said one. high Commissioner.
Companies must send their proposals to the general manager of Chennai Metro Rail Ltd within three weeks.
According to the sources, the first phase of the project is likely to begin at Avinashi Road. As an overflight on the Avinashi road was also proposed, the city’s architects said the subway was not feasible. “The acquisition of land and the availability of land is a major problem for the successful implementation of the project,” said one architect.
The city’s industrialists had asked the government to implement a massive rapid transit system in 2007. Later, in 2013, E Sreedharan, popularly known as “metro man”, had come to the city invited by the Confederation of Indian Industries and I had prepared a report after inspecting the main locations. He had stated that the traffic problems of the city could only be solved by a metro and railroad project. The report was then presented to the state government, which later became interested in a monorail project.