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.
“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
Prior to this, the proposed
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,”.