Chennai: CMRL (Chennai Metro Rail Limited) will begin soil tests for second phase of Metro Rail project in Chennai in the next few weeks along the alignment of three corridors planned as part of the 108.4km stretch. Officials are in the process of finalising the details of the alignment before they begin floating tenders.
Soil tests will begin in December 2017 or January 2018 in several locations along the corridors finalised for the phase, a metrorail official said.
A consultant will soon be appointed, who will conduct the test & submit a report to CMRL before tenders are floated for construction.
About Metro Phase-2
The phase-2 estimated to be built at a cost Rs 80,000 crore.
The 108.4km-long phase-2 metro project, will have 104 stations.
The phase will connect areas such as Madhavaram & IT hub in Old Mahabalipuram Road with the rest of the city.