The chennai metro rail is a mass-transit rail system in the Indian city of Chennai. The Phase I of the chennai metro rail project consisting of two corridors is under construction. The elevated section of the chennai metro rail project is scheduled to be operational by 2011 and the entire chennai metro rail project is scheduled to be completed by the financial year 2014-2015.
The Metro rail project was included in the 2007-08 State Government's budget, and an amount of Rs. 50 crores had been sanctioned for preliminary works which included a Detailed Project Report (DPR) to be prepared by the DMRCRail Project. The approval for the project was finally given by the state cabinet on 7 November 2007 and is to be executed by a Special purpose vehicle, the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL).
A Detailed Project Report (DPR) relating to the Chennai Metro Rail Project was prepared and submitted by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) who have successfully designed and implemented the Delhi Metro Rail Project. The DPR envisages the creation of 2 initial corridors under the proposed phase-1 of the Chennai Metro Rail Project as shown below:
The details of the chennai metro rail map two corridors are given below:
chennai metro rail map Corridor-1: Washermenpet – Broadway (Prakasam Road), Chennai Central Station – Rippon Building along Cooum River – Tarapore Towers – Spencers – Gemini – Anna Salai – Saidapet – Guindy – Chennai Airport.
chennai metro rail map Corridor-2: Chennai Central – along EVR Periyar Salai – Vepery, Kilpauk Medical College, Aminjikarai, Shenoy Nagar – Annanagar East – Anna Nagar Tirumangalam – Koyambedu – CMBT – along Inner Ring Road – Vadapalani – Ashok Nagar – SIDCO – Alandur – St. Thomas Mount.
chennai metro rail route map Corridor 3: Ambathur Industrial Area (Mogapair) - Ring Road - Arcot road - Panagal Park - Theagaraya road - Eldams road - Luz Church Road - RK Mutt Road - Adyar Bridge - Lattice Bridge Road - Tiruvanmiyur
chennai metro rail route Corridor 4: Porur – Kodambakkam (Arcot Road) - Panagal Park - Theagaraya road - Eldams road - Luz Church Road - Kutchery Road - Kamrajar Salai
chennai metro rail route Corridor 5: Ring road
chennai metro rail route Corridor 6: Radhakrishnan Salai - Nugambakkam High Road- Mc. Nickols Road - KMC
chennai metro rail map Corridor 7: Along NH 5 Road
Part of this project will be underground and the remaining on elevated portions. The alignment and stations given above are tentative and subject to change during detailed design and execution.
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