Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has fast-tracked the Coimbatore mass rapid transit system (metro rail project) for phase I corridors involving an investment of ₹9,424 crore. The project is expected to be completed by 2027.
Coimbatore is one of the fastest growing cities in the country and the traffic congestion is increasing by the day. Though the project was initiated much earlier but remained in limbo, the government of the day has committed to complete the project as quickly as possible. In the first phase, two corridors have been planned, with the first one connecting Vellalore Bus Terminal with PSG Foundry through Ukkadam Bus Stand and connecting the airport from Park Plaza with 31.73 km. The second corridor will link the Collectorate Metro with Valliyampalayam Pirivu (distance of 14.13 km) Public Information Officer (PIO) and Manager (Legal) of CMRL M Amala said that feasibility and detailed project report for Chennai mass rapid transit system to connect Tambaram and Velachery involves a cost of ₹3,953 crores and it will be completed by 2026-27. Chennai Metro Phase 1 extension of corridor 1 from Airport to Kilambakkam bus terminus planned at a cost of ₹4,528 crore and will be completed in 2026.