URC Commence Construction on Line 3 of Chennai Metro Phase II

Pooja ceremony marks commencement at Thousand Lights Metro crossover site, promises enhanced connectivity for Chennai

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Pooja at Thousand lights metro crossover
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CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): URC Construction Pvt. Ltd. kickstarts the construction work on Metro Line-3 of Chennai Metro Phase II with a Pooja ceremony at Thousand Lights Metro Crossover under Package UG03. The diaphragm wall (D-wall) construction has already begun at Thousand Lights metro Crossover using a Trench cutter, tweeted by Rail Vikas Nigam Limited on March 25.

Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) has subcontracted the construction work to URC for an undisclosed amount after the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) awarded RVNL the contract under Package UG03-RT01 for Rs. 1328.89 crore in July 2023, with a 1725-day (4.72 Years) deadline.

Scope of Package:

The package’s scope entails the complete civil construction of five underground stations: KMC (Kilpauk), Sterling Road Junction, Nangambakkam, Gemini, Thousand Lights, and Thousand Lights Crossover. Partial work on two stations entails the construction of a diaphragm wall (D-wall) at Chetpet Metro and Royapettah Govt. Hospital.

New Interchangeable connection:

KMC’s new station box will be interchangeable with the Green Line (Line 2-22 km), which connects St. Thomas Mount to Chennai Central, and a new station box at Thousand Lights will be interchangeable with the Blue Line (Line 1-23.10 km), which connects Wimco Nagar to Chennai Airport.

Chennai Metro

CMRLS’s phase 2 project deadline is December 2025. It’s part of Chennai’s metro expansion endeavour, promising efficient and eco-friendly transportation. It will also ease the city’s long-standing traffic congestion issue.


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