Work on Phase-2 of Chennai Metro to commence this year

Work on Phase-2 of Chennai Metro to commence this year

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Date of post: 21 Jan, 2019

Chennai: Work on Phase-2 of Chennai Metro Rail project would commence this year, a senior official said. “We have already signed loan agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the first 52 km stretch of Phase-2 and for balance kilometres we have received in-principle approval from several international financial agencies,” said Pankaj Kumar Bansal, Managing Director of CMRL.

  • More Information:
  • Currently, Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) has in-principle approval from Asian Development Bank (ADB), New Development Bank (NDB), European infrastructure bank and World bank.
  • Estimated to cost Rs 69,000 crore, the Phase-2 covers 119 km which includes 3 corridors:
    – Madhavaram to Sholinganallur
    – Madhavaram to CMBT
    – Light House to Meenakshi college
  • Out of these, work would commence on the first two corridors covering 52 km.
  • While the State government had submitted the Phase-2 proposal to the Centre in 2017, the Centre had subsequently modified the Metro Rail Policy, he said.
  • He added,“Accordingly we have updated our comprehensive mobility plan and the State government has submitted the revised plan to the Central government two weeks before.”
  • Soil investigation, technical design consultancy and land acquisition process are underway in the 52 km stretch.
  • Bansal added, we will be calling the tenders in June and physical work should start this year.

To know more about recent developments of Chennai Metro-

19 Jan, 2018:  Chennai Metro Update: CMRS begins inspection for last stretch of Phase-1 project

17 Jan, 2019: Chennai Metro Update: CMRS to conduct final inspection on AG-DMS to Washermanpet stretch soon

24 Dec, 2018: JICA to offer loan assistance of Rs 20,196 crore for phase-2 of Chennai Metro Rail project

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