Chennai: Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has called for tenders to build elevated viaducts for standard gauge twin tracks for a 6km stretch, that would connect a part of North Chennai. A part of the phase-1 of the metro rail project, the route will have six elevated stations.
Chennai Metro Rail has split the six stations into two groups for the work and has invited two tenders for each group. Tondiarpet, Toll Gate and Thangal are grouped together, while Gowri Ashram, Tiruvottiyur and Wimco Nagar will form the other group. The extension project, aimed at connecting far flung areas of North Chennai with the rest of the city, is planned for completion by 2019.
Out of the total 9km line, trains will run underground in a 3km stretch from Washermenpet to Korukkupet. It will be an elevated line for the rest 6km from Toll Gate up to Wimco Nagar.