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Chamber seeks MRTS in Kovai

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

The local chapter of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry today appealed to Chief Minister K Palaniswami to take steps for a Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) in the city to help ease traffic congestion.

A memorandum submitted by a delegation of the chamber to the Chief Minister during his visit here said MRTS was much needed as Coimbatore is rated as Tier II city.

It urged him to take steps for a feasibility survey for the MRTS.

Seeking speedy completion of Western Bypass Road, which had already been sanctioned by the government, Chamber President, Vanitha Mohan said construction of flyovers, subways, multi-level parking facility, truck terminals, ring roads facilities which are covered in Smart City project, should also be taken up.

The chamber also appealed for formation of a Greater Coimbatore Development Authority and early revision of Master Plan considering the present and future needs.

It also pressed for early settlement of funds to land-owners towards compensation for acquisition of land for the airport expansion.

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First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 18:22 IST