Chennai Metro Update: CMRL Appoints Consultants to Carry Out Design Work for Phase-2

Chennai Metro Update: CMRL Appoints Consultants to Carry Out Design Work for Phase-2

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Date of Post: 19 Sep, 2018

Chennai: The CMRL (Chennai Metro Rail Ltd) has appointed two consultants to carry out the detailed design work for Phase-2 of metro rail projects, according to a report. The phase-2 of Chennai Metro includes two corridors  – Madhavaram to CMBT and Madhavaram to Shollinganallur via Purasawalkam and Mylapore, it said.

The two consultants are-

  • Consortium of CEG-AECOM
  • Systra, France

More Information:

  • The Phase-2 of the project will cover 108 km in length and cost Rs 80,000 crore, The Hindu reported.
  • The project will receive a loan from the JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency), and the state will fund 25 to 30 per cent of the total cost.
  • CMRL has also sent notices to acquire 800 properties for the construction of the phase-2 of the metro rail project.
  • Soil tests are also in progress to find the geological conditions before planning underground sections of the project.
  • Already, CEG-AECOM consortium is working on the phase-1 of Chennai Metro.
  • It has also worked on the preliminary design of Hyderabad Metro in the past.
  • Systra had prepared the design for the Chennai Metro Phase-1 expansion from Washermanpet to Thiruvottiyur.

To know more about recent developments of Chennai Metro-

08 Sep, 2018 : Chennai Metro Update: CMRL successfully commissions another 350 KWp Roof Top Solar PV power system

27 Aug, 2018 : Chennai Metro Update: CMRL Completes 1st Trial Run Between AG-DMS and Washermanpet Stations

11 Aug, 2018 : Chennai Metro Update: CMRL to Begin Feeder Service Through Cab System and Share Auto at Selected Metro Stations From Today


Author:

Deepak Kumar is a part of the content team of Rail Analysis India as a writer and analyst .
His focus is on new initiatives on the Railway Sector of India .
Please reach us at editor@railanalysis.com for more information .


 

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