Date of post: 11 Feb, 2019
Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the last stretch of the phase-1 of 45-km Chennai Metro rail network through video-conferencing from Tiruppur in Tamil Nadu. The 9-km stretch between AG-DMS and Washermanpet is the last to be inaugurated.
- PM Modi launched the stretch from Tiruppur through video conferencing while Union Minister for Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, Industries Minister M C Sampath and Fisheries Minister D Jayakumar flagged off the train from Chennai Central Metro station.
- With the inauguration, it mark the completion of entire Phase-1 of Chennai Metro.
- This is the last leg of the 45-km phase-1 of the Chennai Metro rail project.
- The metro rail project was approved in 2009 and construction began in 2010.
- The first stretch from Koyambedu-Alandur was launched by the then Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in June 2015.
- Other stretches from Little Mount-Airport, Koyambedu-Nehru Park, Nehru Park-Chennai Central and Little Mount-AG-DMS were inaugurated in phases.
- This 9-km stretch will give commuters an opportunity to travel from Washermanpet all the way to Chennai airport directly via Little Mount.
- The project was executed by the Union Government and state Government with assistance from the JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency)
To know more about recent developments of Chennai Metro-
21 Jan, 2019: Work on Phase-2 of Chennai Metro to commence this year
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