Transport in Erode
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Erode city is well-connected by roads. It is located off NH 47, 70 km to the east of Coimbatore city and 50 km to the west of Salem, which connects Chennai and Kanyakumari. The main arterial roads include:
The main arterial roads include:
- SH-15 connecting Erode – Gobi – Sathy – Mettupalayam(Coimbatore) – Kotagiri – Ooty
- SH-37 connecting Erode – Kangeyam – Dharapuram – Palani
- SH-79 connecting Erode – Tiruchengode – Rasipuram – Attur
- SH-79A connecting Erode – Pallipalayam – Sankagiri
- SH-84 connecting Erode – Kodumudi – Karur
- SH-84A connecting Erode – Modakurichi – Vellakoil – Mulanur
- SH-96 connecting Erode – Perundurai – Chennimalai
The Central bus station in Erode is the Erode Central Bus Terminus. A large network of interstate and intrastate buses ply from here to various destinations. There is a good co-existence of both private and public transport networks in the city round the clock. The Erode division of the TNSTC (Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation), Coimbatore Limited, services the district's road transport needs with a string of local and mofussil (out-of-town) services. The State Express Bus Corporation (SETC) operates express services to various places. The Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) has a sub-divisional headquarters at Erode falling under the Coimbatore division. Originally called as Jeeva Transport Corporation (JTC), it started functioning from 1 April 1983, with the principal area of operation in the Erode district, parts of Tirupur, Namakkal, Salem and Karur Districts. The fleet strength as on 31 March 2005 was 1218. During the year 2003–2005, 114 buses were purchased for replacement. One another Bus station is under construction in the city at Solar to reduce traffic in central BS and in the city. Also there is another plan to construct another Bus terminal near Chithode, off NH-47 bypass.
Erode Junction railway station located near Bull-fight Circle. There is a diesel locomotive shed and an electric locomotive shed at Erode Junction and is one of the most important railway stations under Southern Railway with connections all over India. Erode Junction has the distinction of being the third cleanest railway junction in India, after Bhopal Habibganj Railway Station (Bhopal) and Secunderabad Railway Station (Hyderabad) in India. It also serves as the hub for water filling facilities, food provision and toilet cleaning to all long-distance trains that run along the length and breadth of the country via Erode. The station is well connected by buses round the clock. The following are the lines running from Erode junction:
|Line No.||Towards||Passing Through Station||Type / Track|
|1||Salem Junction||Sankari Durg||Broad, Electrified – Double Track|
|2||Coimbatore Junction||Tiruppur||Broad, Electrified – Double Track|
|3||Trichy Junction||Karur||Broad, Single Track|
|4||SPB Paper Factory||Electric Locomotive Shed||Broad – for Goods|
|5||SIPCOT – SEZ (Perundurai)||Diesel Locomotive Shed||Broad – for Goods|
Two new lines have also been proposed for Mysore (via Gobichettipalayam, Chamaraj Nagar) and Palani.
The nearest airport is Coimbatore International Airport located at a distance of 90 km. which has regular flights from/to various domestic destinations like Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai, Pune and international destinations like Sharjah and Singapore..
Inland ferry services are available on river Kaveri. Boat jetties are present at Lakkapuram, Solar, Natadreeswarar Temple, Karungalpalayam, Pallipalayam, Agraharam, Karanampalayam, Bhavani and Kalingarayanpalayam.
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