Chennai: A few months after the first stretch of Chennai Metro Rail from Koyambedu to Alandur was commissioned, the trial run for the next stretch is all set to start soon.
According to officials of Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL), work is in progress to start trial run from Officers’ Training Academy to Little Mount Metro Rail stations by the end of September or early October. “The track work from Alandur station to St. Thomas Mount station and from Little Mount station to Officers’ Training Academy station is complete. The electrification for this stretch will also be done in the coming weeks,” an official said.
The officials have also started track work from Chennai Airport to Meenambakkam Metro Rail stations. The trial run will go on for at least 6-8 months before launching services on this stretch. Simultaneously, construction of stations along the stretches has been in progress.
The State government had announced sometime back that the stretch between Chennai airport and Little Mount would be launched in March 2016.
The first stretch of Chennai Metro Rail between Koyambedu and Alandur (10 km) was thrown open to public in the last week of June.