Saturday, September 26, 2015

Erode - Connectivity

Erode - Connectivity
The transportation system in the district is already well developed. Erode, being one of the prominent trading centers in the state, is well connected with all modern means of transport except air transport. The district is accessible by both road and rail from the state capital Chennai and other major cities. The district is divided into four RTO sub-divisions namely Erode East (TN 33), Gobichettipalayam (TN 36), Perundurai (TN 56) and Erode West (TN 86). Gobichettipalayam RTO has two sub offices namely Bhavani (TN 36W) and Sathyamangalam (TN 36Z).
By Train
The district has one major railway station namely, Erode Junction. It was built by the British to connect the west coast of India to the east coast of India. There are state of art ISO certified diesel and electric locomotive sheds at Erode Junction. Erode Junction, which has the distinction of being the third cleanest railway junction in India serves as the hub for water filling facilities and food provisions.
Erode Junction railway station is a major rail junction in Salem division of Southern Railway. The following are the lines running from Erode junction:
Line No.
Passing Through Station
Type / Track
Salem Junction
Sankari Durg
Broad, Electrified – Double Track
Coimbatore Junction
Broad, Electrified – Double Track
Trichy Junction
Broad, Single Track

By Road
The district is well connected by road. The following is the list of major arterial roads:
National Highways
·         NH-47 connecting Salem – Coimbatore – Cochin – Kanyakumari passes via BhavaniChithode and Perundurai
·         NH-209 connecting Bangalore – Coimbatore – Dindigul passes via Sathyamangalam
Proposed Highways
·         NH 67-A, connecting Karur – Erode
·         NH 209-A, connecting Sathyamangalam – Gobichettipalayam – Erode
State Highways
·         SH-15 connecting Erode Gobi  Sathyamangalam   Mettupalayam - Ooty
·         SH-15A connecting Gobichettipalayam – Nambiyur – Avinashi
·         SH-20 connecting Erode – Bhavani – Mettur Dam – Mecheri – Thoppur
·         SH-37 connecting Mettur – Erode – Arachalur – Kangeyam – Dharapuram –Palani
·         SH-79 connecting Erode – Tiruchengode – Rasipuram – Attur
·         SH-81 connecting Gobichettipalayam – Uthukuli – Kangeyam – Dharapuram
·         SH-82 connecting Sathyamangalam – Athani – Bhavani
·         SH-84 connecting Erode – Kodumudi – Karur
·         SH-84A connecting Erode – Modakurichi - Vellakoil – Moolanur
·         SH-96 connecting Erode – Perundurai – Chennimalai – Kangeyam
The Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation Coimbatore division-II headquartered at Erode (originally called as Jeeva Transport Corporation) services the inter and intra city routes. The State Express Bus Corporation (SETC) operates express services from Erode and Gobichettipalayam to major cities across the state. Erode Central Bus Terminus, which serves as a major hub is one of the largest in the state.
Due to its proximity to states of Karnataka and KeralaKarnataka State Road Transport Corporation and Kerala State Road Transport Corporation buses also ply in the district.
By Air
The nearest airport is Coimbatore International Airport located at a distance of 90 km.
This Airport has regular flights from /to various domestic destinations like AhmedabadBangalore,BhubaneswarChennaiDelhiHyderabadKolkataKozhikodeMumbaiPune.
This Airport has regular flights from /to various international destinations like Sharjah and Singapore.

Navigable waterways are available at five places in the district.