CMRL Invites Bids to Prepare DPR for Chennai Metro’s Two Corridors

CMRL has now invited bids from competent organisations to prepare a DPR for the two corridors, which may take 6-8 months to fructify.

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CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): Aligning the goals with the vision of the state government, Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has decided to take up the project of preparing a detailed project Report of its two corridors linking Poonamallee to Parandur & Koyambedu with Avadi.

Feasibility Report of the Corridors 

CMRL recently conducted comprehensive feasibility studies for two corridors: Poonamallee to Parandur and Koyambedu to Avadi via Mogappair. Subsequently, these reports were submitted to the State government.

Bids 

CMRL has now invited bids from competent organisations to prepare a DPR for the two corridors, which may take 6-8 months to fructify. 

Issus Concerned 

This document holds significant importance as it comprehensively outlines the corridor’s specifics, encompassing projected traffic at each proposed station, planned train operations, frequency, required number of trains, signalling and overhead equipment needs, detailed cost estimates, environmental and social impacts, and other pertinent aspects.

Koyambedu to Avadi 

For an extensive duration, commuters living in locales like Mogappair and Avadi have advocated for Metro connectivity to enhance mobility. As a result, a proposal has been proposed to establish a metro link from Koyambedu to Avadi, passing through Thirumangalam and Mogappair.

This corridor, extending from the Phase II corridor (Madhavaram to Sholinganallur), will encompass 15 stations throughout 16.07 km. This elevated line is estimated to cost ₹6,376.18 crore.

Poonamallee to Parandur

Following the State’s announcement of its intention to construct a second airport in Parandur, numerous voices emphasised the imperative need for a mass rapid transport system to facilitate passenger commuting to the area.

The Poonamallee to Parandur corridor will span 43.63 km and host 19 stations. This new line is projected to be constructed at a cost of ₹10,712 crore.


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