Coimbatore Metro – Information, Route Maps, Fares, Tenders & Updates

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Coimbatore (Kovai) Metro with 2 elevated lines is a mass rapid transit system (MRTS) proposed to be built in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu by Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL).

Coimbatore Metro’s Phase 1 project has been on the drawing board since at least 2011. In 2017, Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. was appointed as the Project Executing Agency (PEA) and immediately invited bids for its feasibility study and Detailed Project Report (DPR) in 2 stages, funded by the German government through the KfW development bank.

In November 2019, a consortium of SYSTRA MVA Consulting (India) Ltd. – RITES Ltd. submitted its feasibility report for a 136 km master plan with 5 lines to CMRL.

Coimbatore Metro Phase 1’s Detailed Project Report (DPR) suggests building a 34.8 km elevated network with 2 lines. Both lines will be connected via a inter-corridor connection north of Coimbatore Junction Station which will serve as an interchange.

Current Status

Coimbatore Metro’s DPR was submitted to the Government of Tamil Nadu in July 2023 and approved in February 2024. It is currently waiting approval from India’s Central Government.

In July 2024, officials from Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) visited Coimbatore on a fact-finding mission to possibly grant a loan towards Coimbatore Metro’s development.

Key Figures

Operational: 0 km | Under Construction: 0 km | Approved: 0 km | Proposed: 136 km

Phase 1 Routes

Line-1: Ukkadam Bus Stand to Coimbatore Airport

  • Length: 20.4 km
  • Type: Elevated (Along Avinashi Road)
  • Depot: Neelambur near Salem – Cochin Bypass
  • Number of Stations: 18
  • Station Names: Ukkadam Bus Stand, Town Hall, Coimbatore Junction, Collectorate Metro, GKNM Hospital, Lakshmi Mills, Nava India, Peelanedu Pudur, Fun Republic Mall, Hopes College, Coimbatore Medical College, Chitra Circle, MGR Nagar, PLS Nagar, Venkitapuram, Park Plaza, Neelambur Station and Coimbatore Airport

Line-2: Coimbatore Junction to Valiyampalayam Pirivu

  • Length: 14.4 km
  • Type: Elevated (Along Sathyamangalam Road or Sathy Road)
  • Depot: Neelambur near Salem – Cochin Bypass
  • Number of Stations: 14
  • Station Names: Coimbatore Junction, Ram Nagar, Gandhipuram Bus Stand, Omni Bus Stand, Moor Market, Ganapathy Pudur, Athipalayam Junction, Ramakrishna Mills, Vinayagapuram, Chitra Nagar, Saravanampatti, Viswasapuram, VGP Nagar and Valiyampalayam Pirivu

Coimbatore Phase 1 Map

Future Proposed Routes

  • Line-1 Extension: Ukkadam Bus Stand to Vellalore
  • Line-2 Extension: Valiyampalayam Pirivu to Ganeshapuram
  • Line-3: Bilichi to Karanampettai (along Mettupalayam Road)
  • Line-4: Karunyanagar to Town Hall

Coimbatore Metro Master Plan (Proposed)

Map below shows the rough/tentative alignment of all lines.

An official PDF route map of Coimbatore’s metro network master plan will be added here when available.

Coimbatore Metro Fares (Ticket Prices)

Coimbatore Metro’s fare prices, structure and rules have not been finalized or announced yet. That will be done closer to the start of commercial operations.

Coimbatore Metro Tenders

Latest Coimbatore Metro notices inviting tenders can be viewed on CMRL’s website. No tenders for its pre-construction work have been invited yet. News on these notices, their bidders, awarded tenders and contracts will be covered in further detail on the news & construction page.

Coimbatore Metro Contractors

Feasibility Study and Detailed Project Report (DPR)SYSTRA MVA Consulting (India) Pvt. Ltd.

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Page last updated: July 7, 2024. Have a question or spot an error? Let me know here.