- This initiative will help CMRL to optimise its power procurement cost and also will provide access to green sources of power. The power is to be availed through Indian Power Exchange.
- The contract agreement was signed by Mr. Rajesh Chaturvedi, Director (Systems and Operations), CMRL, and Tmt P. Vasughi – General Manager (Commercial), NLCIL in presence of Dr. Prasanna Acharya, Director Finance, CMRL and other officials of CMRL and NLCIL at MetroS, Nandanam, Chennai.
- 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: CMRL- Press Release | Image Credit: Chennai Metro