A possible alternative to ease traffic congestion
A Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) will come up in Tirupur as a possible alternative to overcome traffic congestions faced by commuters in the city if the suggestion put forward by different stakeholders got materialised. MRTS is a successful concept tried out in many cities across the globe, providing a seamless travel in public transport services.This was among many suggestions by people from different strata of society who took part in the deliberations organised by the district administration here recently to elicit public opinion to prepare a comprehensive city development plan. The city development plan is being prepared by the district administration taking into account a holistic view on the infrastructure needs of the city in 2016 for an estimated population of 17.29 lakh. The city, presently spread over an area of 27.19 sq km with a population of 3.44 lakh, will be expanded to 175.3 sq km with 5.48 lakh people once the 15 Velampalayam and Nallur municipalities along with the Chettipalayam, Neruparichal, Mannarai, Thottipalayam, Aandipalayam, Muthanampalayam, Veerapandi and Murugampalaym are merged into it next year.
For decongesting the traffic, it was also planned to improve the ring roads in the city at Rs. 600 crore so that vehicles cutting through the city roads to reach peripheral towns till now could be phased out.
Collector C. Samayamoorthy told The Hindu that another project, with its conception already into an advanced stage, would be an elevated corridor to connect the Tirupur-Palladam road with the road network on the other side of River Noyyal for a length of about 4 km.