Chennai: Chennai’s first underground metro rail line between Koyambedu and Nehru Park may soon be opened to the public, as a team led by commissioner of metro rail safety K A Manohar began final round of inspections in the stretch on Wednesday.
“Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) has submitted documents related to the stretch. We will conduct inspections for two days,” said Manohar before heading for the inspections.
The team comprising the commissioner, three deputy commissioners and supporting staff will inspect around 7.63km downline between Nehru Park to Koyambedu and around 4.54km upline between Koyambedu and Shenoy Nagar.
Trains will be run on the stretch and tested for its safety. They will also check functioning of the platform screen doors.