Chennai Metro|CMRL plans for its phase-2 project

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Chennai: Taking a fresh look at the plans for phase 2, the Chennai Metro Rail is considering extending it so that the corridor from Madhavaram, that currently ends at the Lighthouse, could be extended up to Siruseri. This is to cater to the substantial number of IT employees who live in apartment complexes along the route. Sources added that plans are on to integrate it with Thiruvanmiyur MRTS station. Besides this, there are also plans to rework the other two corridors as well, highly placed sources told Media.

The second phase consisting of three corridors was to add 76 kms to the metro rail network. But now officials are contemplating extending it to 88 km, said sources.

The major change is for the third corridor from Madhavaram to Lighthouse, a stretch of 17 kms. Initially, the corridor was to begin from Madhavaram and proceed via Perambur, Ayanavaram, Purasaiwalkam, Nungambakkam High road, Gemini, Radhakrishnan Salai and Luz to end at Lighthouse.

Now the idea that is mooted is to extend it all the way to Siruseri along the Old Mahabalipuram Road. If this is approved and finalised, it would be the longest corridor of Chennai Metro.  This is not easy though. The alignment is likely to cross the Adyar river and creek, and would hence require Coastal Regulation Zone clearance. Also, officials are considering various alignments, as there are large heritage structure on the Santhome High Road.

Top officials are looking at both elevated and underground options for undertaking the work. Among the details under discussion is whether to have the elevated stretch from Adyar to Siruseri or from Thiruvanmiyur to Siruseri. However, Metro Rail sources said that it is too early to come to conclusion, as the precise proportion of elevated and underground sections, particularly along Old Mahabalipuram Road, would be considered while preparing the Detailed Project report.

New Proposed Alignment

Total length: 88km

Approx Cost: Rs  45,000 crore

Corridor III: Madhavaram to Siruseri (41km)

Corridor IV: Koyambedu to Light House (14km)

Corridor V: Madhavaram to

Perumbakkam (33km)

3 COMMENTS

    • LIngappa. 15.05.2017

      Madhavaram to Siruseri is most important project as it covers very long distance in Chennai city. This project could be split in to 2 and proceeded (1) from Madhavaram to Adyar and the other its continuance (2) from Adyar to Siruseri. The second one from Afyar to Siruseri would be welcomed by most people who use OMR and economically viable to both Govt and users and it is most needed of the time. The road transprtation from Adyar to siruseri is horrible and time consing than any other road traffic in Chennai city. OMR road traffic from Adyar to Sirusrri will be in peak all day long and nihht. except on Sunday. Unlike other routes from Alandur to Kyambedu and further to Nehru park the Metro need not wait toget popular to public this usage of matro trains and provide subsidery transport systems like mini buses or aut. the Adyar – Siruseri metro route will immediatly utilized by users in 100 % More over the elevated metro train route from Adyar to Siruseri will cost less and could be completed in short span of time than other projects. Much people mostly I.T people are awiting for this route. There won’t be any complaint on ticket fare fixed by metro, as the OMR road users are alreafy paying huhe amount for transportation. The road accidents which eat big number of valuable human life vould be drasticaly brought down by inttoducing metto in Adyar – Siruseri route. It is therefore SUGESTED the MADAVARAM – SIRISERI project may be split in to 2 as MADHAVARAM – ADYAR project and other ADYAR – SIRUSERi project and implemented seperately. The second half could be completed at less cost and time and brought in to public use at the earliest as it is a elevated route and the first half is under ground route.

  1. Please consider west side of chennai Ambattur and avadi these are are fully industrial. And people are believing in the public transport. Kindly please consider this

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