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INFRASTRUCTURE

Coimbatore has a well-developed transport infrastructure. The city and its suburbs are traversed using its road networks. Coimbatore is well connected by Road, Rail and Air with most cities and towns in India except through the Waterways.

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Roads

The city and its metropolitan areas are served by major arterial roads that run either in an East–West or North–South direction. Avinashi Road is one of the city's most important arterial roads. It passes over central and East Coimbatore (National Highway) connecting the metropolis of Bengaluru and Chennai. The road runs in a West–East direction. Other arterials include Trichy Road (Central-SouthEast), Mettupalayam Road (North-South), Sathy Road (South-North East), Palkkad Road (East-West), Pollachi Road(North-South) and Thadagam Road (East-West). Maruthamalai Road starts at the intersection of Lawley Road Junction and connects Vadavalli and extends up to Maruthamalai foothills. Other roads include 100 feet road, Bharathiyar Road, Dr. Nanjappa Road, Balasundarum Road, Crosscut Road in Gandhipuram Area, Diwan Bahadur Road (DB Road), TV Swamy Road, Brooke Bond Road in RS Puram Areas, Race Course Road etc. In January 2012, the Coimbatore Corporation announced that they would be laying around 10 roads by mixing plastic and the plastic mixed tar road was laid in Karudampalayam Town Paanchayat.

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Railways

Coimbatore Junction, also known as Kovai Junction, is the primary railway station serving the city of Coimbatore. It has six platforms. It is a major railway junction in South India and it is the Second busiest and revenue yielding railway station in Tamil Nadu after Chennai. As per the records, Coimbatore Junction alone yields 1095 million a year to the Indian Railways, which is really an incredible feat. Many trains from Kerala to other parts of the country pass through Coimbatore Junction apart from 18 pairs of terminating express trains. It is one of the top booking stations in India according to the Indian Railway statistics.

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Air

Coimbatore International Airport (IATA: CJB, ICAO: VOCB) is a major airport mostly serving Coimbatore and its suburbs in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. The Coimbatore International Airport is the second busiest airport in Tamil Nadu after Chennai International Airport, in terms of passenger and cargo traffic as well as aircraft movement. The Coimbatore International Airport serves as the city's airport for both domestic and international flights. The city is connected to major hubs in South Asia, South East Asia and Middle East through over eight international carriers. The Airport lies around 12 km from the city centre and is easily accessible by road and rail

This airport is under renovation. Furthermore, a new Greenfield airport will be constructed in Neelambur. After the expansion of the runway it will become the second longest runway in South India (12,500 ft.) The present terminal buildings in Peelamedu will be used for cargo purpose.

Other airports in the metropolitan area include the Indian Air Force base at Sulur. The Sulur Air Force Station was established in 1940 by the British Royal Navy.

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Power Genaration

Even though it is not in spate a well distributed and privatized power generation for captive consumption is in vogue. The City Corporation had squandered around Rs 11 Crores on the solar power plants. The first solar power plant was set up in Ukkadam, which comprises of 3,168 panels and its capacity is 320 Watts (each). From its inception, (March 2020) the Solar Power Plant is involved in the supply of electricity directly to the Ukkadam substations and Tamil Nadu Generation and Power Generation Corporations alike. The second power plant will be installed in Kavundampalayam. Due to this Solar Power Plant initiative, the City Corporation earned an award from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. This award was given in recognition of good governance, conservation of urban environment, and water management in an excellent manner.

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Inland Container Depot

Coimbatore is among the major exporting hubs in the country supplying textiles, machinery, components, jewelry, food products and vegetables to overseas markets. However, the logistics infrastructure here needs to gird up one’s loins to meet the soaring export volume. Coimbatore currently boasts of having three Inland Container Depots (ICD) and the ICD at Irugur recently introduced weekly rail service to Chennai. This is now used mainly by the coir exporters in the district. Export of tea is through Kochi and it is largely transported by road.

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Telecommunication

Telecommunication service was pretty good with almost every street having public call offices and ISD/STD booths. This department has grown leaps and bounds and the telecom services have reached to all regions of the country. Internet and broadband penetration have largely boosted the Digital India Campaign. Now, 5 G Network paves way to a hyper-connected society and this network is believed to render a new dimension to the Smart City program ultimately.

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Medical Facilities

Having the highest concentration of private hospitals in the State, next only to Chennai, Coimbatore attracts a large number of patients not only from other parts of the country, but abroad as well. Coimbatore has a large pool of talented medical professionals, thanks to a lot of multi-specialty and single specialty hospitals. However, all these advantages are being frittered away due to lack of adequate international connectivity.

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Hotels

The city has a number of good and decent hotels, which are modestly priced. Many hotels have ballooned in this Smart City and they cater to the needs of people of different social and economic background. Some of the hotels which have become the cynosure of all eyes are: Vivanta, Welcom Hotel, ibis Coimbatore City Centre, Treebo Trend Ess Grande, The Residency Towers, Le Meridien, Zone, CAG Pride, Gokulam Park etc. A number of new Hotels are also coming up to cope up with the growth of the city.

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Coimbatore City is known for its beautiful lakes and rich culture. Its glorious past has got a fresh breath of air in the form of Smart City. Recreation and rejuvenation have become the core aspects in its development.

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