CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has decided to give 12,722 sqm of land worth Rs 41.99 cr for its phase-II construction to CMRL. The land owned by the civic body, adds an Amma canteen, two parks, an open playground with a portion of a road.
Besides the land cost, Chennai Metro Rail would have to bear the cost of reconstructing these facilities at a different location along with taking permission from the govt wherever over 5% of open land is being transferred. In November, the decision was taken in the corporation council meeting as follows.
As per the documents, six parcels of the corporation’s land would be given.
- In region 6, the GCC has decided to take over the 657sqm of land permanently for the construction of Ayanavaram station. This includes the corporation’s ward building and a portion of a road. This portion cost is Rs 1.18 cr.
- In region 13, Chennai Metro will receive 1,203 sqm of land, That is a third of Dr Muthulakshmi Reddy park which the civic body initiated in 2010. The GCC will give the area to CMRL in conditions that the park is brought back to its original condition after work is done.
- In region 6, the GCC has decided to provide two more parcels of land for construction work of Perambur Market metro station. For this, 42 sqm accommodates an Amma canteen, which Chennai Metro rail Ltd. would have to relocate to another area.
- In region 70, 1,361 sqm of metro rail will be given permanently and 2,515 sqm temporarily. This land abuts a part of the Murasoli Maran park that the transport agency would have to repair after construction work is completed. The GCC has also informed that CMRL constructs a building for them. These parcels would cost Rs 21.56 lakh and Rs 6.5 cr.
- In region 9, for construction work of Tirumailai metro station, a shopping complex-cum-toilet over 108 sqm run by the GCC will be awarded to metro rail for Rs 1.55 cr. CMRL will have to replace and reconstruct the complex. In the region, CMRL will take 1,751 sqm permanently and 5,224 sqm temporarily for construction work of Greenways Road metro station. This will cost CMRL Rs 20.4 cr.
The GCC does not have an elected council for the last four years. The special officer is commissioner G Prakash.