Chennai Metro Phase II to cover more areas

According to the revised Alignment for Chennai Metro Phase II. There will be 128 stations in the 118.9 km network. Out of 128, 80 will be elevated and 84 stations will be under ground.

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Chennai, Metro Rail News: The Second Phase of Chennai Metro Rail project will pass over more ground and have more stations, according to the revised alignment for the network. There will be 128 stations in the 118.9 km network.

According to sources, In the beginning, two corridors will be constructed. The first corridor from Madhavaram to CMBT and second corridor from Madhavaram to Shollinganallur. While tenders will be floated in coming months, the work will begin by the end of 2019.

As per the information, funds from the Centre for Chennai Metro Phse II project are likely to come soon.

“We have already begun the process of looking at the documents submitted for funds for this project. We will approve at the earliest,” a source said.

On February 10, 2019, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami had requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a 50:50 joint venture partnership for this project and this means the Centre will be providing Rs. 11,100 crore over a period of six years.

Funds available for Chennai Metro Phase 2

Not Similar to the Phase I and Phase I extension project, Chennai Metro will not wait to begin the work on this project until the Centre provides funds.

Source Said “We already have funds to start this project and the first tranche of loan from JICA will also come in, which will allow us start construction. Meanwhile, we understand the funds from the Centre too will be granted very soon,”.

Prior to this, the proposed chennai metro phase II network of the Metro was 108 km long with 108 stations but that has now been extended to 118.9 km with 128 stations.

The New 118.9 km long Chennai Metro Phase II project includes 4 new stations are Alapakkam Junction, Kamaraj Garden Street near Medavakkam, DLF IT SEZ and Chennai Bypass Crossing near Sri Ramachandra Hospital, Porur.

Elevated Metro stations

Chennai Metro Phase 2 Project out of 128, 80 will be elevated stations and 48 stations will be underground. As the number of stations has gone up, in some areas, now the stations will be less than a km apart.

For the time being, the detailed design for some of the stretches is in progress. The source said that “The detailed design documents will only show all the finer details of this project. After the detailed design is over, we may know of the minor changes in the project, if any,”.

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