Investment Plan Transport


Transport infrastructure comprising of airports, sea ports, rail and road network constitutes the transport infrastructure. The estimated investment in this sector is Rs. 3,70,000 crore. The key projects proposed are:

  • Green field Airport complex in Chennai equipped to handle 40 million passengers
  • Upgradation of existing airports in Coimbatore, Trichy and Madurai to international class with a capacity of 10 million passengers each
  • Enhancement of 2000 km of roads into of 6/8 lane Expressway corridors between Chennai and major towns
  • Modernization of state highways covering 5000 km of four lane highways and conversion of other state highways and other highways of 16,000 km length to two lane roads with paved shoulders
  • Establishment of three large green field multicargo non-major ports with incremental aggregate capacity of 150 million tonnes to handle dry bulk, imported/domestic coal for power generation, liquid cargo, and containerized cargo.
  • High speed passenger rail link connecting Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and Kanyakumari.
  • Freight corridor connecting Chennai and Thoothukudi
  • Metro/Mono rail for 2 cities (other than Chennai)
  • Urban transport and road improvement

Summary of Investment

Projects Rs. Crore
Greenfield airport near Chennai 20,000
Upgrading other airports 5,000
Expressway 40,000
State Highway improvement 50,000
Other roads 40,000
Port development - Existing ports 12,000
Port development - new ports 3,000
High speed passenger rail link 120,000
Dedicated freight corridor 15,000
Metro/Mono rail 65,000
Total 370,000
Facilities Amount(Rs Crore)
Total investment 370,000
Highway improvement 2000 km of 6/8 lane highway, 5,000 km of four lane highway and two-laning of all other highways with paved shoulder 133,000
Port development Three Greenfield ports and 5 minor ports with cumulative capacity to handle 150 million tonnes of cargo 15,000
Rail projects High speed rail between Chennai - Coimbatore - Madurai - Kanyakumari Dedicated freight corridor between Chennai and Thoothukudi 132,000
City Transport Metro/Mono rail/BRT 65,000
Airports Greenfield airport near Chennai Upgrading other airports 25,000

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