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Construction : Web Exclusive | March 2018 | Source : CW-India

Tamil Nadu’s massive plans for transport infrastructure

As a result of the successful running of Chennai Metro Rail in the first phase, the Tamil Nadu Government has proposed for the construction of three metro rail corridors covering a total distance of 107.55 km under Phase-2. The project has reportedly been sent to the Central Government for approval. The state government has also initiated work to establish a metro rail project in Coimbatore.

The state government has reportedly allocated funds of Rs 750 crore and Rs 1,000 crore, respectively, for the share capital assistance and subordinate debt of the  Chennai Metro project. The project has brought massive transformation in urban transportation. As against the project cost of Rs 22,828 crore, including Thiruvottriyur extension, an expenditure of Rs 16,258.45 crore has been incurred so far. The Tamil Nadu Government has also initiated the process to prepare feasibility-cum-Detailed Project Report for the metro rail project in Coimbatore.

Under Comprehensive Road Infrastructure Development Programme, widening of 1,000 km of roads and improvement of 4,000 km of roads will be taken up in 2018-19. As reported, the government has already brought the upgradation and maintenance of roads in Pollachi, Krishnagiri, Ramanathapuram, Tiruvallur and Virudhunagar divisions under ‘Performance Based Maintenance Contract’ system.

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