CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): Vice President of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Dr. D. J. Pandian, visited the headquarters of Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) at Koyambedu on Tuesday and was given a short presentation on CMRL project and its facilities.
AIIB will partly finance Corridor 4 of Chennai Metro which has a total length of 26.1 km from Light House to Poonamallee with 28 stations. The corridor is partly elevated (16 km approx.) and partly underground (10 km approx.).
As per the press release of CMRL, the Managing Director of CMRL explained the present status of the ambitious CMRL Phase-II project especially the proposed AIIB funded civil elevated packages of Corridor 4 and balance of Corridor 5.
Dr. D. J. Pandian also visited the Operational Control Centre (OCC) of CMRL Depot at Koyambedu and undertook a Metro Train ride from Koyambedu Metro to Puratchi Thalaiavar Dr M.G. Ramachandran Central Metro Station.
Phase-2 of Chennai Metro comprises construction of three lines covering a total of 118.9 km with whole phase is expected to be completed by 2026. These three lines are –
Line-3 from Madhavaram to Siruseri (45.81 km with 48 stations)
Line-4 from Light House to Poonamallee (26.1 km, 28 stations)
Line-5 fromMadhavaram to Sholinganallur (47 km, 46 stations)
CMRL will operate a total of 112 driverless metro trains on these 3 lines. CMRL has recently invited Expression of Interest (EOI) for providing Rolling Stock of 42 train sets of 3 cars each on lease basis and also floated tenders to procure 70 driverless train sets of 3 cars each for Phase-2 of Chennai Metro.