Tamil Nadu: Coimbatore to get metro; second phase of Chennai Metro worth Rs 88,897 cr cleared

The Tamil Nadu government will start a metro service in Coimbatore and expand the network in Chennai, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said on Wednesday.

PTI July 19, 2017 14:21:59 IST
Tamil Nadu: Coimbatore to get metro; second phase of Chennai Metro worth Rs 88,897 cr cleared

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government will start a metro service in Coimbatore and expand the network in Chennai, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said on Wednesday.

Tamil Nadu Coimbatore to get metro second phase of Chennai Metro worth Rs 88897 cr cleared

Representational image. PTI

Considering the increasing traffic in Coimbatore, the government has decided to have a metro rail service in the city. A detailed project report will be prepared on its feasibility, Palaniswami told the assembly.

He said the report will be prepared by Chennai Metro Rail Ltd and the proposed project will be secured from German agency KFW.

Also, the government has given policy-level clearance for the second phase of metro rail service in Chennai involving an outlay of around Rs 88,897 crore, Palaniswami said.

He said the proposal has been sent to the central government for clearance.

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