Infrastructure in CoimbatoreInfrastructure sector of any country is an indicator of its economic development. Infrastructure industry includes roads, railways, ports, power, aviation, oil and gas and so on. It’s a promising industry with the demands for professionals even surpassing the IT sector.
Transport infrastructure in CoimbatoreRoad
Coimbatore has well developed road infrastructure, though there has been some issues like congestion and maintenance problem which are being sorted out.
There are six major highways in the city: Avinashi Road, Trichy Road, Sathyamangalam Road, Mettupalayam Road, Palakkad Road and Pollachi Road, among which Avinashi road is the Coimbatore’s most important road. There are three National Highways passing through the city:
NH-47 – Salem to Kanyakumari (via Palakkad, Kochi, Kollam, Trivandrum)
NH-67 – Nagapattinam to Gundlupet (via Thanjavur, Tiruchirapalli, Karur, Ooty)
NH 209- Dindigal to Bangalore (via Pollachi, Sathyamangalam, Kollegal)
Apart from the national highways, Coimbatore has 635.32 kilometers long road network. Some of the highway infrastructure construction companies in Coimbatore are National Highways Authority of India, Hindustan Construction Company Limited, Coimbatore Corporation, Gvr Infra Projects Limited, Gem Builders etc.
Coimbatore has four important railway stations- Coimbatore junction or Kovai junction, Podanur junction, Coimbatore north junction and Irugur, of these the Coimbatore junction is the largest and the most important. Coimbatore junction has six platforms and is the second most busiest and revenue yielding station in the southern railway zone. It contributes almost 45% of the total income in southern railway zone.
Currently gauge conversion work is going on between Pollachi and Pallakad line, 58 km of stretch has been planned to convert to broad gauge. Till now 30 km has been completed. Monorail has also been proposed which will connect different parts of Coimbatore; it is the same as the metro rail in Delhi.
Energy Infrastructure in CoimbatoreEnergy infrastructure in Coimbatore means generation of electricity in Coimbatore. In Coimbatore electricity is generated using these modes- generating electricity using wind power (Wind Mills), solar energy, bio-mass energy, hydro energy, thermal energy.
Aviation Infrastructure IndustryCoimbatore is served by the Coimbatore International Airport at Peelamedu which is 15 km from the city and an Indian Air Force base at Sulur. Coimbatore International Airport has separate terminals for Domestic and International fights. It has 2,970 meters of runway and is capable of handling aircraft of all sizes. Planning has been undertaken to expand the runway to 3,800 meters.
Communication Infrastructure in CoimbatoreCoimbatore has many post offices, telephone networks, television and radio transmission stations, cable television physical networks etc. Coimbatore has its head post office at Sukrawar Pettai and has almost 70 post offices.
Telecom operators in Coimbatore are BSNL, Vodafone, Aircel, Airtel, Reliance in landline as well as mobile except Vodafone. There are many television stations in Coimbatore like Universal Television Network , Jaya Tv, Vijay Tv, Doordarshan, zee tv etc.
There are many Internet Service Providers in Coimbatore like Readylink Internet Services Ltd, Thee Airvoice Communication ELCA Communications (DSA of BSNL),Reliance Communication etc.
Water management Infrastructure in CoimbatoreIt includes Drinking water supply, dams, irrigation facilities, drainage systems etc. There are two major sources of supply of drinking water to Coimbatore City: Siruvani and Pillur Schemes. Coimbatore gets daily 87 MLD of water (Million litres per day) from Siruvani and 66 MLD of water from Pillur. Coimbatore Corporation maintains the distribution of water supply.
Drainage systems in Coimbatore are looked after by the Tamilnadu Water supply and Drainage Board. Several reservoirs as been constructed in Coimbatore to store water such as Sholaiyar Dam, Kadamparai Dam, Nirayar Dam, Aliyar Dam, etc . Pykara and Kundah are two hydro projects in this region that generate 833 MW jointly.