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Old February 18th, 2014, 07:21 PM   #21
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Old February 18th, 2014, 09:25 PM   #22
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Old February 19th, 2014, 07:38 AM   #23
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Good for Chennai.

It's great to see monorails getting the respect they are due as mass transit systems.
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Old February 28th, 2014, 04:08 PM   #24
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Chennai receives its first Indian-built metro cars
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INDIA: Alstom has delivered the first two Metropolis trainsets built at its Sricity factory in India. Chennai Metro Rail Limited placed a €243m order for 42 four-car trainsets in 2010, with the first nine being built in Alstom’s Lapa plant in Brazil. Delivery is expected by 2015.

The 26 000 m² Sricity factory employs 150 people, and Alstom plans to increase this to 200 in the near future. ‘The new world class Sricity plant plays a vital role in Alstom’s strategy to set up a local industrial footprint in India, enhance proximity to its local customers and serve the expanding Indian infrastructure market’, said Alstom Transport President Henri Poupart-Lafarge.

The stainless steel trainsets are air-conditioned and equipped for regenerative braking. They are powered by overhead catenary and have a maximum speed of 80 km/h. The first train from Lapa was delivered last year has been on test since November.
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Old February 28th, 2014, 06:45 PM   #25
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Old February 28th, 2014, 06:49 PM   #26
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Chennai Metro phase II estimated at Rs 36,000 crore

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Chennai 28th Feb 2014 : The phase II of Chennai Metro Rail Project is estimated at Rs 36,000 crore. The Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) has zeroed in three corridors for the phase II development, according to senior official from CMRL.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of Conference on 'Automotive R&D Trends', organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in Chennai today, R Ramanathan, Director - Projects, Chennai Metro Rail Ltd said "we have made a presentation to the Government for the phase II, which will run for around 60 kms with three co-corridors. The estimated project cost is around Rs 36,000 crore".

The Tamil Nadu's largest infrastructure project was funded by by Japan International Cooperation Agency (59 %), 20% by the Union Government and 21% by the state government. It may be noted, the entire stretch in the Phase II would be underground.

Commenting on Phase I development, he said, when the project was initiated in 2007 the estimated cost of the 45 kms project was around Rs 14,600 crore and forecasted five% increase, as on today the project cost comes to Rs 20,000 crore. For example, land cost was estimated to be around Rs 1,000 crore, but already it has touched Rs 2,500 crore now.

The first 10kms stretch between Koyambedu and Alandur will be ready by 2014 end, while the St Thomas Mount and Airport will be ready by 2015. Rest of the Phase I will be completed before December 2016.

This will be first Metro project in the country, which will integrate other public transportation system.

The project is expected to reduce commute time by 75% from one end of the city to another. Currently the average bus speed in the city is around 17-18 kms per hour. Over the next five years it is expected to come down to 12 kms per hour, whereas the maximum allowable operating speed of the vehicles shall be 80 kmph with maximum design speed of 90 kmph.

Officials earlier noted, share of public transport has reduced from 60% in 1992 to 35-40%. This should be ideally around 70%.

Chennai, the fourth largest city in India, connects the city with the suburban rail through arterial roads in the City including Anna Salai/Mount Raod, EVR Salai/Poonamalle High Road and Inner Ring road/ Jawharlal Nehru Road / 100 feet Road, which the project would connect.
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Old March 1st, 2014, 07:04 PM   #27
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I didn't know the first Chennai metro trains had been manufactured here in Brazil. Cool. Congratulatios India for a new metro system!
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Old March 1st, 2014, 10:09 PM   #28
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I have never heard of this city until I looked it up and see that they had changed the name from Madras. It is a very impressive system to say the least!
Almost makes me jealous because we had planned extensions in Miami, Florida for about the same length as the system Chennai is building (117 km ) yet you are building a system for $2.3 billion USD yet our expansion here would have cost $17 billion USD!
Anyways congratulations to Chennai!
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 09:09 PM   #29
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It means Chennai metro will opened for public in 2014???
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An interesting fact: Aside from the two planned metro lines, Chennai also has something called the "Mass Rapid Transit System" ("MRTS"). The "MRTS" line is not a proper metro system/line, but is actually part of Chennai's suburban railway network, which includes three other lines (West, South and North). The first phase, spanning from Chennai Beach to Thirumayilai, opened in October 1997. An extension of the "MRTS" to Velachery opened in November 2007. Another extension to St. Thomas Mount is currently under construction.
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Old March 14th, 2014, 10:44 PM   #31
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It Is the Elevated Rail System which use same Normal rakes which is used in Chennai Suburban System(Non-Ac without automated Doors)! Earlier There were talks that after Chennai Metro Completion, Chennai Metro Will Overtake MRTS and will Mordenize it!and will Run Metro rakes on it, Don't know if it is still on or not!
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Balanced Cantilever Construction work completed.

Balanced Cantilever Bridge construction over Kathipara flyover, Guindy is completed. The total length of the completed bridge is 177.3m. Erection of parapet wall and laying of track are in progress over the constructed bridge. After this, electrification work will be carried out.





















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Old August 26th, 2014, 04:15 AM   #33
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Chennai Elevated Rail commenced operation on November 1, 1995

The Chennai Mass Rapid Transit System, a state-owned subsidiary of Indian Railways, is a metropolitan elevated railway line operated by Southern Railway.

It is the first elevated urban railway line in India that commenced operation on November 1, 1995.
The broad gauge line runs within the city limits from Chennai Beach to Velachery, covering a distance of 19.34 km (12.02 mi) with 17 stations connecting the old city with some of the IT and other service corridors.

The section uses 6-coach trains, has a potential capacity of 425,000 passengers a day and 25 kV, 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary electrification.

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Chindadripet Station: On the top left corner, one can see the Secretariat Building and Chindadripet MRTS station

Chepauk Station: The Station just next to the Chepauk Stadium, evidently visible on the pic.

Triplicane Station: The station closer to the Marina Beach Road with an evident Blue Roof

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Old August 26th, 2014, 04:20 AM   #34
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some more photos of Chennai's 19-year-old elevated MRTS line:

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Chepauk, Island Grounds, Central

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Old September 15th, 2014, 06:29 AM   #35
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 05:58 PM   #36
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Photo from Wikipedia of Mundagakanniamman Koil MRTS station, which was opened on 14 May 2014:



For those who didn't believe, timetable will say for me for certain:
http://www.sr.indianrailways.gov.in/...290-MRTS-W.pdf
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Old May 29th, 2015, 03:18 AM   #38
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Personally i am impressed with the progress of the Chennai metro. I recently got out of the Chennai airport to see so much change on the metro station at the airport
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Old June 9th, 2015, 12:44 PM   #39
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Any updates on Monorails?
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