There are more than 25,000 small, medium, large sale industries and textile mill. Coimbatore is also famous for the manufacture of motor pump sets and varied engineering goods. The development of Hydro electricity from the Pykara Falls in the 1930 led to a cotton boom in Coimbatore.
Coimbatore serves as an entry and exit point to neighbouring Kerala and the ever popular hill station of Udhagamandalam (Ooty). It is the disembarking point for those who want to take the Mountain train that runs from Mettupalayam, just 35 kms from Coimbatore. There are also regular bus services from Coimbatore to Ooty.
The city is a Municipal
Corporation as well as the district
Headquarters. The city has two Members of
Legislative Assembly representing the Coimbatore
east and west constituencies, but about 20% of
the city’s territory is represented by the
Nilgiri constituency which runs into the
northern part of the city. The city has a Mayor,
Deputy Mayor and several councillors elected by
people representing administrative wards, as
well as a Corporation Commissioner to administer
the city headed by the District Collector.
District court is the highest court of appeal in Coimbatore. Despite being the largest revenue
earning districts, insufficient state government
funds have resulted in the city’s basic
infrastructure being under developed.