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CHENNAI METRO RAIL

Chennai Metropolis has been growing rapidly and the traffic volumes on the roads have also been increasing enormously. Hence the need for a new rail based rapid transport system has been felt and towards this objective the Government of Tamil Nadu have decided to implement the Chennai Metro Rail Project. This project aims at providing the people of Chennai with a fast, reliable, convenient, efficient, modern and economical mode of public transport, which is properly integrated with other forms of public and private transport including buses, sub-urban trains and MRTS.

Why Metro Rail:
Chennai Metropolis has been growing rapidly and the traffic volumes on the roads have also been increasing enormously. Hence the need for a new rail based rapid transport system has been felt and towards this objective the Government of Tamil Nadu have decided to implement the Chennai Metro Rail Project. This project aims at providing the people of Chennai with a fast, reliable, convenient, efficient, modern and economical mode of public transport, which is properly integrated with other forms of public and private transport including buses, sub-urban trains and MRTS.

The Government of Tamil Nadu created a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for implementing the Chennai Metro Rail Project. This SPV named as "Chennai Metro Rail Limited" was incorporated on 03.12.2007 under the Companies Act. It has now been converted into a Joint Venture of Government of India and Government of Tamil Nadu with equal equity holding. It is functioning at the following address,

Chennai Metro Rail Limited,
"HARINI TOWERS",
No: 7, Conran Smith Road,
Gopalapuram, Chennai - 600 086,
TamilNadu, India.
Phone : +91 - 44 - 28430020
FAX : +91 - 44 - 28351401
Email : chennaimetrorail@gmail.com

Project Profile:
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:

Corridor Length:
Washermenpet to Airport - 23.1 kms.
Chennai Central to St.Thomas Mount - 22.0 kms.
Total - 45.1 kms.

The details of the two corridors are given below:

Chennai Metro Rail Route:
Corridor-1:

Washermenpet – Broadway (Prakasam Road) – Chennai Central Station – Rippon Building – along Cooum River – Government Estate – Tarapore Towers – Spencers – Gemini – Anna Salai – Saidapet – Guindy – Chennai Airport.

Corridor-2:
Chennai Central – along EVR Periyar Salai – Vepery – Kilpauk Medical College – Aminjikarai – Shenoy Nagar – Annanagar East – Anna Nagar 2nd avenue – Tirumangalam – Koyambedu – CMBT – along Inner Ring Road – Vadapalani – Ashok Nagar – SIDCO – Alandur – St. Thomas Mount.

The portions of Corridor-1 with a length of 14.3 kms. from Washermanpet to Saidapet, and Corridor-2 with a length of 9.7 kms. from Chennai Central to Anna Nagar 2nd Avenue will be underground and the remainder elevated. The alignment and stations given above are tentative and subject to change during detailed design and execution.

USEFUL LINKS:

Delhi metro - http://www.delhimetrorail.com/
Bengaluru metro - http://bmrc.co.in/
Mumbai metro - http://www.mumbaimetro.com/
Ministry of Urban Development - http://www.urbanindia.nic.in/
Govt. of Tamil Nadu - http://www.tn.gov.in/
JICA - http://www.jica.go.jp/english/
UITP - http://www.uitp.org/
CMDA - http://www.cmdachennai.gov.in/
MTC - http://www.tn.gov.in/transport/MTCchennai.htm

Courtesy: http://chennaimetrorail.gov.in

 
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