Chennai Metro Update: CMRL Reduces Size of Metro Stations in Phase-2

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Chennai: The Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has brought down the average size of each metro station from 220 metres in the phase-1 to 150 metres in the phase-2. The phase-2 project, which is estimated to around Rs 69, 180 crore, will have 128 metro stations.

More Information:

  • The CMRL would need nearly 121 hectares of land for the phase-2 project.
  • Around 93.79 hectares of land is government-owned and the remaining 27.19 hectares will be acquired from private owners.
  • Sources said, we made a conscious decision to primarily use government land and ensure that a minimum number of people are affected.
  • Also, the project will be insulated from delays and cost overruns during land acquisition by using government land.
  • Moreover, CMRL will also save the money that it would have otherwise spent on resettlement, rehabilitation, and compensation for the affected people.
  • The Chennai Metro’s Phase-2 project is divided into 3 segments:
    • Madhavaram to Sholinganallur
    • Light House to Poonamallee
    • Madhavaram to SIPCOT
  • The phase-2 spanning around 120 kms, will be 76.3 km elevated and 42.6 km will built underground.


Construction work for phase-2 of Chennai Metro to begin by next year

Date: April 11, 2019

Chennai: The construction work for phase-2 project of Chennai Metro Rail spanning 119 km should begin by early next year. Tenders will be called for phase-2 of Chennai Metro Rail by June or July, according to officials.

More Information:

  • Since the election code of conduct will be in place soon and continue till the elections are over, the tendering process can take place only after that.
  • Once the tendering process is over, it may be early January and a month or two later, the construction will begin.
  • An official said, it will take around 6 years to finish the work and start operations.
  • Meanwhile, the detailed design consultants have started work on some stretches.
  • The phase-2 of Chennai Metro Rail is estimated to cost Rs 69,000 crore and consisting of 3 Corridors:
    • Corridor 3 – (Madhavaram to SIPCOT ) – 45.8 km
    • Corridor 4 – (Light House to Poonamallee) – 26.1 km
    • Corridor 5 – (Madhavaram to Sholinganallur) – 47.0 km
  • Already, a loan agreement with the JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) is in place.
  • Also, the CMRL has an in-principle approval from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the World Bank, and other institutions.

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