Chennai Metro Rail Limited has been witnessing a steep increase in its passenger flow with 2,45,000 passengers in order to cater to the ever growing passenger demand at the Metro Stations.
- 11 escalators, one escalator each at Little Mount, Teynampet, Thousand Lights, Government Estate, High Court, Mannadi, Washermanpet, Tondiarpet, Nehru Park, Anna Nagar East, St.Thomas Mount metro stations;
- 14 escalators, 2 each at Nanganallur Road, Guindy, Nandanam, AG-DMS, Theagaraya College, Egmore, Ekkattuthangal metro stations;
- Anna Nagar Tower Metro Station has 3 escalators,
- 8 escalators, 4 each at Vadapalani and Meenambakkam metro stations;
- 5 escalators in Thirumangalam
- A total of 41 escalators are planned to be placed at select places in the Metro Stations. On an average currently there are 5 escalators in each metro station.
- After the initialization an additional 41 escalators, on an average each metro station will have 6 escalators.
Mr. Rajesh Chaturvedi, Director (Systems and Operations) of CMRL said, a total of 41 additional escalators will be installed at select Metro Stations and preparatory work in progress to facilitate smooth movement for passengers.
- The Chennai Metro is a rapid transit system serving the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL), a joint venture between Government of India and the Government of Tamil Nadu, operates the Chennai Metro. It is the third longest metro system in India after Delhi Metro and Hyderabad metro.
- The Phase-I of Chennai Metro Rail project covers a length of 45.046 km network and consists of two corridors i.e. Corridor-I (Blue Line) – From Washermenpet to Airport (23.085 Km), Corridor -2 (Green Line) – From Chennai Central to St. Thomas Mount (21.961 km).
- About 55% of the corridors in Phase-I are underground and the remaining elevated. Out of 32 nos of stations 13 nos are elevated stations and the remaining 19 nos are underground stations.
- Inter corridor interchange stations are available at Alandur (Elevated) station and Chennai Central (Underground) station respectively. The system commenced service in 2015 after partially opening the first phase of the project.
Source: Chennai Metro- Press Release | Image Credit (representational): Pixabay