Madurai, India (Urban Transport News): Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) invites global e-tender Request for Proposal (RfP) for the selection of consultant for prepaation of Feasibility Study Report for introducing a Mass Rapid Transit System in Madurai city.
The study will involve identifying routes along which the urban rail transit network would be built and analyse the feasibility of establishing a metro rail system or any other alternative option based on passenger traffic movement and travel demand. The consultant will have to examine available reports of previous studies, plans, CMP report and other related transportation scenarios of Madurai metropolitan region, collect primary transport network inventory.
A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled on 20.11.2021 at 11.00 AM at CMRL Admin Building, Chennai.
"It should connect all four directions from Melur to Thirumangalam and from Thirupuvanam to Checkanurani to cater to the growing needs of the congested city at least for the next 20 years at par with the city's master plan," said N Jegatheesan, President, Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
In March 2021, members of Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry had raised their voice to launch metro rail transit system in Madurai.
They said that introduction of metro rail services will help to address the present traffic issue. The government has introduced metro rail services for Coimbatore but the non-announcement of metro rail services for Madurai is a great disappointment to the people of Southern Tamil Nadu.
Madurai is a major city of Tamil Nadu. It is also known as the cultural capital of the state. The total population of this city is more than 25 lakhs.