TAMIL NADU, INDIA (Metro Rail News): On Tuesday, it was announced in the Tamil Nadu Assembly that the metro rail project in Coimbatore would be completed at the cost of Rs. 6,300 crores.
Accordingly, it has been decided to implement the Metro Rail project through Coimbatore Trichy Road, Avinashi Road, Sathyamangalam Road, Mettupalayam Road and Corporation Roads.
There will be 144 KM of metro rail in and around Coimbatore. For this, it has been decided to implement the work in 5 sections.
The 1st section is 26 KM from Ukkadam to Kaniyur. The 2nd section is 24 KM from Ukkadam to Pilichi near Karamadai via Mettupalayam Road. The 3rd section is 42 KM from Tadagam Road to Karanampettai via Trichy Road, and the 4th section is Karunya Nagar. Therefore, it has been decided to implement the project of 44 KM via Ganesapuram with the first section and 8 KM from Ukkadam to Vellalore for the 5th section, said, officials.
In the preliminary study of the Metro Rail project, the railway line passes through 5 main roads. Currently, work is underway on Mettupalayam Road, Trichy Road, Ukkadam and Avinashi Road. In addition, overhaul work has been completed in several areas.
Once completed, the city of Coimbatore will be able to cope with traffic congestion for 15 years. But all the money currently spent on the flyover is wasted when metro rail lines intersect in areas with flyovers.
The sources would consider setting up a circular railway line via Bothanur, Singanallur, Peelamedu, Vadakovai, Periyanayakanpalayam, Karamadai and Mettupalayam on the regular railway line and implementing a big city rail project like Chennai metro.