According to M A Siddique, managing director of Chennai Metro Rail Limited, a total of 32 stations will be built on a 39-km stretch of land linking Avinashi Road and Sathy Road in the first phase of the metro project in Coimbatore. On July 15, a thorough project report for the same would be delivered to the state government.
Siddique told reporters that the city will receive a three-coach metro service connecting the two stretches following a meeting with representatives from several departments on Saturday at the collector’s office. Each bus can hold between 250 and 300 passengers.
In both lengths, elevated corridors have been suggested.
An elevated corridor for the metro would be built on the left side of Avinashi Road, where a flyover is being built to connect the Old Avinashi flyover and Goldwins. The location will be above the current flyover. There will be 18 stations along the 17.4-km-long route. The corridor will begin at Ukkadam and conclude at Neelambur. Between Nilambur and Park Plaza, a unique spur will be built for access to the airport.
The stretch for Sathy Road will split off in the vicinity of the district collector’s office and come to an end at Valiampalayam Pirivu. It will have 14 stops over its 16-kilometre length. Depending on the site, the elevated corridor will be built at a height of 13 to 20 metres. Railway Junction would be the interchange station where passengers may switch between corridors.