CMRL finds fifth corridor for Coimbatore Metro Rail project

Disha Posted on: 2020-03-09 10:57:56 Viewer: 49 Comments: 0 Country: India City: Coimbatore

CMRL finds fifth corridor for Coimbatore Metro Rail project

Coimbatore, India (Urban News Transport):  The Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has finally decided to create a fifth corridor of the proposed Coimbatore Metro Rail project to connect Vellalore and Ukkadam. The two places have been identified at Press Colony near Periyanaickenpalayam and Chinniyampalayam.

According to the engineering and consulting firm Systra MVA who had conducted the feasibility reports suggests, the first corridor would be 26 kilometers long made between Ukkadam and Kaniyur while the second corridor between Ukkadam and Bilichi and the third corridor between Thanneerpandal and Karanampettai would be 24 and 42 kilometers long and the fourth corridor will cover 44 kilometers between Karunya Nagar and Ganeshapuram.

Finally, CMRL had chosen the fifth corridor that will be 11 kilometers long that would be integrated with the bus stand which will be built at Vellalore at an estimated cost of Rs 178.26 crore, from Vellore to Ukkadam. It had also identified a plot at the Press Colony that belongs to the station metro train apart from the Chinniyapalam. The details for the development of the project have been submitted by the District administration.

The Corporation Minister, J Sravan Kumar on the construction of the four corridors said that the project would be implemented in such a way that there will be infrastructural growth in the next 40-50 years. The routes would be designed in such a way that it wouldn’t hamper the bus routes strictly. The corridor five includes the following construction:

  • Sub-structure - Columns on Open/Pile foundations with pier cap at top of columns. Alternatively, a Portal arrangement is provided at certain locations.
  • Superstructure by segmental construction of whole unit construction.
  • Underground alignment by means of tunnels made through the Tunnel Boring Machine and cover method.
  • Underground stations by means of cut and cover or NATM method.
  • The Earth retaining structures like diaphragm walls, sheet piles, secant piles, etc.

The officials said, “After getting financial sanctions for the land acquisition, the revenue department will help CMRL to acquire the lands to station the trains.” He further added that “After Shifting the bus stand to Vellalore, metro station from Vellalore to Ukkadam would help commuters reach the city easily.”


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