Chennai: After the inauguration of Ist underground stretch, the Chennai Metro Rail has switched focus to opening the stretch between Saidapet and AG-DMS (6 km). The first trial run on the stretch is all set to be held in July.
The stretch comprises 4 stations —
The tunnelling work & laying of tracks is complete & trial runs can begin, according to officials of the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL).
An official said,“Initially, we will have trials with locos. Simultaneously, the work on electrification and signalling too will begin. After these works are over, the trials with actual trains will start.”
Officials said, the construction of stations along this stretch has been on for several months now & is likely to be over by the year-end.
CMRL also plans to extend the 7.6 kiometer underground section from Thirumangalam to Nehru Park, which was opened in May, till Chennai Central.
The 2 new stations on this stretch will be Egmore & Chennai Central.