Chennai Metro Rail officials have shared some great news for the techies in the city. Chennai Metro’s phase 2 will link some of the major IT parks on Old Mahabalipuram Road and Manapakkam with the rest of the city.
Metro stations are planned to be built closer to IT parks, thus encouraging commuters to trade four-wheelers and two-wheelers for Metro trains. This will bring down the road traffic to a considerable extend. Construction of phase II is slated to begin in 2018 and is expected to be completed in 10 years.The phase will cover a distance of 108.4km with 104 stations across three corridors, Times of India reported.
In the phase II of CMRL, the 20km stretch of the IT corridor along Rajiv Gandhi Salai or Old Mahabalipuram Road will be connected through 22 elevated metro stations from Tidel Park all the way up to SIPCOT in Siruseri. This elevated line, that is part of corridor 3, will extend upto 46.1 km and will connect the IT corridor with areas of North Chennai up to Madhavaram Milk Colony. This line is planned to be completed in next 5 years.
The corridor 5 line would be connecting all the arterial roads through phase 2 lines and the 45-km two-corridor Phase 1 through stations like Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (CMBT), Thirumangalam and St Thomas Mount.