COIMBATORE (Metro Rail News): The Tamil Nadu government has approved the feasibility for starting a Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) in Coimbatore. The Detailed Project Report (DPR) for Phase 1 of the project is under finalization by Systra & Rites Ltd.
As per the press release, stake holders of Coimbatore Metro Rail project held a meeting on 1 April. The meeting was chaired by Mr Pradeep Yadav, Md, Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) and Principal Secretary, Special Initiative Department, Government of Tamil Nadu. The consultant gave a presentation on the proposed routes in the meeting.
Coimbatore Metro Rail will cover 139 km and this project will be executed in three phases by CMRL. The first phase will be for 44 km on the Avinashi road until Karumathampatty and Sathyamangalam road until Valiampalayam Pirivu from Ukkadam, according to sources.
The second phase and third phase work will start after a detailed study and due approvals which will be done at the same time. A further extension from the existing plan of 139 km and suggestions to include new areas will be taken under study.
This metro will run parallel to the locations in which flyovers are being built and the required land for the same will be acquired. The estimated cost for this project will be Rs 6,800 crore, according to sources.