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
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.
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