Japan to lend 75.5 billion yen for Chennai Metro’s phase-2 project

Japan to lend 75.5 billion yen for Chennai Metro’s phase-2 project

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Date of Post: 22 Dec, 2018

India and Japan on Friday exchanged notes and signed loan agreements worth more than Rs 6,600 crore for developing the phase-2 of Chennai Metro, to help India on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and for a dairy project.

“The Government of Japan has committed JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Official Development Assistance (ODA) totalling Yen 105.497 billion (equal to Rs 6,668.46 crore, approx) for the 3 projects,” the Finance Ministry said in a statement.

More Information:

  • The Japanese ODA loan for Chennai Metro Project (Phase 2)(I) is for JPY (Japanese Yen) 75.5 billion, JPY 15.0 billion for Program for Japan-India Cooperative Actions towards SDGs in India and JPY 14.9 billion for Project for Dairy Development, it said.
  • While the notes were exchanged between Finance Ministry’s Department of Economic Affairs Additional Secretary C.S. Mohapatra and Ambassador of Japan to India Kenji Hiramatsu, the loan agreement for Chennai Metro and dairy project was signed between Mohapatra and JICA New Delhi Chief Representative Katsuo Matsumoto.
  • It said,”The Chennai Metro Project (Phase 2)(I) aims to meet growing traffic demand by building Mass Rapid Transit System, to mitigate worsening road traffic/ traffic pollution and eventually lead to balanced regional development and enhancement of metropolitan atmospheric environmental condition in Chennai Metropolitan Area.”
  • The cooperative actions programme aims to promote SDGs in India especially in social development by supporting government efforts to strengthen policy framework and implementation mechanism, thereby supporting India in achieving SDGs by 2030, the Ministry said.

To know more about recent developments of Chennai Metro-

19 Dec, 2018: Chennai Metro Update: Metro services between AG DMS and Washermenpet to start by January-end 2019

15 Dec, 2018: Chennai Metro Update: CMRS to conduct final inspection on AG-DMS to Washermanpet stretch in January next year

11 Dec, 2018: Tenders invited for Preparation of Feasibility Study Report for Chennai Metro Corridor 1 Extension From Chennai Airport to Kilambakkam Bus Terminus


Narinder Sharma is a part of the content team of Rail Analysis India as a writer and marketing executive.
His interest is in the Railways , Metro and Transportation Sector of India .
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