The work on Chennai Metro Rail stretch between Nehru Park to Chennai Central and Saidapet to AG-DMS is progressing aggressively and these two underground stretches are set to be available to the public by end of this year.
The Nehru Park to Chennai Central stretch, once open, will help commuters take a direct metro ride from Chennai Central to the airport. The work on the underground stretch between Saidapet and AG-DMS metro stations along Anna Salai is in full swing and the tracks are already in place. This 3.6 km stretch is likely to be operating much before the Chennai Central stretch and will have underground stations at Saidapet, Nandanam, Teynampet and AG-DMS. The Construction work on the stations is also progressing at a good pace and is close to completion.
Minister for Industries M.C. Sampath reviewed the progress of the Chennai Metro Rail on Tuesday, and wanted these two stretches operational by the end of the year, The Hindu reported.
The Chennai Metro Rail work began in 2011 and the first stretch from Koyambedu to Alandur became operational in 2015. The second stretch from Little Mount to Chennai airport was opened the next year. The first underground stretch from Thirumangalam to Nehru Park was opened to the public this May.
With the way things are progressing, Chennai Metro Rail intends to open the next two underground stretches by year end.
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