CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): The Chennai Metro Rail phase II Rs 69,180-crore project will be implemented by Dec 2019 and likely to be completed by 2026, according to the Detailed Project Report prepared (DPR) by Chennai Metro Rail Limited.
The project escalation considered at 5 percent from December 2018 onwards and no escalation is being considered on the land cost. CMRL has shown that the implementation of the project on Public-Private Participation model in the future.
CMRL officials said that This might be done either in the complete provisioning of metro rail or in some parts like the fare collection system. The three corridors will connect Madhavaram to Siruseri, Light House to Poonamallee Bypass and Madhavaram to Sholinganallur.
A Major depot for all three corridors will be built at Madhavaram Milk Colony so that
57.2 hectares has been proposed to acquire out of which construction depot requires 27.8 hectares land and the remaining land will be used for property development and parking facility as suggested by CMRL.
In the SIPCOT area, about 6.3 hectares of private land has been proposed to be acquired for the minor depot. This minor depot shall be constructed elevated in a covered area of 4.5 hectares. The total area underneath shall be used for property development and parking. About 17.4 hectares land has been proposed to be acquired for a major depot for corridor-4, out of which depot construction requires 15.3 hectares land and the remaining land shall be reserved for staff quarters, etc.
The main negative impacts of the project will be a change in land use, loss of trees, water/drainage problems, and soil erosion and the environmental impact assessment pointed out that project affected people. so that CMRL has additionally focused on social and environmental impact for which it has allocated Rs 2,9130 lakh and Rs 4,869 lakh.
“When compared to phase I, we acquired less land for the phase I extension. For phase II, we will acquire only what is absolutely essential. Even the size of the stations has been brought down from 220 metres in phase I to 150 metres in phase II,” the official said.
Chennai Metro will need 1,309 properties, of which 104 are residential and the remaining 937 are commercial. The officials said the families and landowners will be adequately compensated. As per the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in land acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, all those affected will be duly compensated,”