Chennai metro’s replica model is placed at the outer pavilion, at the ongoing 47th Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation Fair at Island Grounds.
- The 47th TTDC Fair is currently taking place in Chennai’s island grounds.
- Several departments and private vendors have set up stalls and pavilions at this fair to showcase their milestone achievements to the public.
- Both the Directors of CMRL visiting the pavilion, the Directors of CMRL namely, Mr. Rajesh Chaturvedi, Director (Systems & Operations), Dr. Prasanna Kumar Acharya, Director (Finance).
- Chennai Metro Rail Limited has also taken part in the ongoing 47th TTDC fair by erecting a sprawling MetroS model as a pavilion to demonstrate the various facilities and milestone achievements of CMRL.
- The public can visit the stall by entering through a Metro Train model and exiting through a tunnel boring machine designed specifically to attract the public.
- Several public facilities have been showcased in this pavilion, along with major achievements, models of the Thirumayllai Metro Station’s Stacked Metro Station and Tunnel Boring Machine, and maps of currently operational stations.
- The public is invited to enjoy the CMRL’s illuminated and colourful pavilion.
- 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: Chennai Metro