Coimbatore Metro Rail Lite is expected to be ready by 2027 and the detailed project report (DPR) prepared by the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has put the project cost for phase 1 at ₹ 9,424 crores. A CMRL official said land acquisition for the project and the cost were being worked out.
In Coimbatore, the project will be executed in three phases, the first phase will be Collectorate to Valiyampalayam 14.1 km, Vellalore – Avanashi Road – Coimbatore Airport – PSG Foundry 31.7 km, totaling to 45.8 km. In the second phase, Coimbatore Railway Junction to Pappampatty covers a distance of 13 km, and Coimbatore Railway Junction to Periyanaickenpalayam totals 18.1 km, thus covering a total distance of 31.1 km.
In the third phase, PSG Foundry to Kaniyur 9.2 km, Valiampalayam to Ganesapuram 10.5 km, Pappampatti to Carltonpet 11.8 km, Periyanaickenpalayam to Bilichi 7.8 km and Town Hall to Karunya Nagar 27.7 Nagar. Covering a total distance of 138.9 km in three phases.
As per the DPR report, 4.05 lakh daily users are expected to use this facility in 2030, 5.31 lakh in 2035 and 5.98 lakh users by 2045. The patronage as per the DPR is public transport users (42.9 %), two-wheeler riders (41 %), car users (5.3 % ), and privately hired vehicles (5.3 %).