State govt allocates Rs 6,683 cr for Coimbatore metro rail
The Tamil Nadu state government has allocated Rs 6,683 crore for the Coimbatore metro rail project in the interim budget.
A detailed feasibility report (DFR) for about 44 km of the metro rail project has been prepared and is under examination.
Sources told the media that five corridors, covering a total distance of 144 km, have been proposed, and preparation of a DPR is underway.
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According to the source, the first corridor would cover 26 km between Kaniyur and Ukkadam, the 24 km second corridor between Ukkadam and Bilichi near Karamadai on Mettupalayam Road, the third 42 km between Thanneerpanthal on Thadagam Road and Karanampettai on Trichy Road, the fourth 44 km between Karunya Nagar and Ganeshapuram, and the fifth corridor would cover 8 km between Ukkadam and Vellalore, where the integrated bus terminus would come up.
Image: Increasing traffic in the city has forced the proposal for five corridors of metro rail covering a total distance of 144 km. The DPR is being prepared for it.