With almost 15% of construction works under phase 1 of Coimbatore Western Bypass Project over, the State Highways Authorities are hoping to complete this phase by August 2025, and complete the acquisition of 200+ acres of lands for the remaining 2 phases in FY 2025-26. The Government has alloted Rs. 141.83 crore to acquire the lands. 


To reduce the traffic congestion in Coimbatore City, the State Government announced the 32 km. Coimbatore Western Bypass / Western Ring Road project nearly 15 years ago, and started the work in August last year. 


The bypass which begins at Mayilkal/Madukkarai and ends at Narasimhanaickenpalayam, is designed to take the vehicles heading to Mettupalayam, Ooty and Mysuru from Kerala through it, thereby reducing the traffic snarls inside the city. 


The first phase is from Madukkarai (Mayilkal) to Madhampatti (11.80 kms). The second phase, from Madhampatti to Kanuvai (12.10 kms) and third phase, from Kanuvai to Narasimhanaickenpalayam (8.52 kms). 


Phase 1 is going on in full swing. The total land required for the project is 53.11 hectares, and 44.90 hectares were acquired and 15% of construction work is already over. With only 5.15 hectare remain to be acquired, the authorities are planning on doing that at the earliest and wrap up this phase in August, next year.


Land acquisition for phase 2 is underway. Totally 54.45 hectares of land (in Perur, Chithirai Chavadi, Kalikkanaickenpalayam, Vadavalli and Somayampalayam) needs to acquired for construction works to commence here, and already 13.45 hectares have been acquired. Rs. 111.84 crore has been allotted for acquiring the lands in this phase.


Meanwhile 36.41 hectares need to be acquired for phase 3 (in Pannimadai, Nanjundapuram, Kurudampalayam and Narasimhanaickenpalayam) and Rs.30 crore has been allotted.