Phase-2 of Chennai Metro To Be operational By 2026

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Chennai: The phase-2 of the Chennai Metro is likely to be operational by 2026, according to reports. The construction work for phase-2 project of Chennai Metro Rail spanning around 120 km will begin by end of this year. Of the total 120, 76.3 km will be elevated and 42.6 km will be built underground.

More Information:

  • Tenders will be called for phase-2 of Chennai Metro Rail by June or July, according to officials.
  • 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.
  • The phase-2 of Chennai Metro Rail is estimated to cost Rs 69,000 crore and consisting of 3 Corridors:
    • Madhavaram to SIPCOT (45.8 km)
    • Light House to Poonamallee (26.1 km)
    • Madhavaram to Sholinganallur (47.0 km)
  • According to recent reports, a large part of the phase-2 will be built on government land.
  • In total, the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) would need nearly 121 hectares of land for the project.
  • Around 93.79 hectares of land is government-owned and the remaining 27.19 hectares will be acquired from private owners.
  • Also, the CMRL has brought down the average size of each station from 220 metres in the phase-1 to 150 metres in the phase-2.
  • The benefit of using government land is that the project will be insulated from delays and cost overruns during land acquisition.

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

Date: April 26, 2019

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.

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