CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) will inspect the Wimco Nagar depot and Tiruvottiyur Theradi stations of Chennai Metro Rail Ltd.’s Phase I extension project. According to sources, the inspection, which is expected to begin around 9.30 a.m., is expected to last four to five hours.
As per the source, they invited them to inspect it because the job was completed. CMRS will look at the passenger facilities, if it’s safe to access these two stations, how to handle emergency situations and other concerns. The CMRS is likely to issue clearance within a few days of the inspection.
The Tiruvottiyur Theradi station, between Kaladipet and Tiruvottiyur stations, was left out from the inauguration last year when the 9 km phase I extension project linking Washermanpet and Wimco Nagar was opened since the station was not completed. The authorities then decided to improve the Wimco Nagar depot and make it a station.
According to officials, the CMRS will issue a safety certificate if they are pleased with the facilities, and the CMRL will then operate the stations by the end of this month or early next month.