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Project Introduction

Phase I of the Chennai metro includes 2 lines totaling 45.1 kms. It is slated to be completed by 2014. The first section of line 1 between the Airport and Teynampet (14 kms) will be thrown open to commuters around late 2012. In Phase 1, The Chennai Metro Rail Corp is going to procure 42 train sets with a a 4 car configuration.

55% of Phase I will be underground with the rest being elevated. There will be 34 stations with 15 being elevated and the rest 19 underground. The Chennai Central and St. Thomas Mount will serve as interchange stations for both corridors. The metro will be fully integrated with other forms of transportation - the Indian railways, the airport, bus terminal and the suburban mass transit system (MRTS).

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[B]Line #              Route                     Length (kms) Stations[/B]
[B]Line 1[/B]  Washermanpet - Chennai Airport          23.1         17
[B]Line 2[/B]  Chennai Central - St. Thomas Mount      22           17
The Chennai Metro Corporation is considering to extend line 1 to Tiruvottiyur in Phase I itself. With this 9 km extension, phase I will total 54kms.

Map:

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Schematic Map:



Line Map



Inauguration on 29-06-2015




Airport Metro Station













Guindy Metro Station

 

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Corridors
According to the Detailed project report submitted by the DMRC, there are two lines planned:

Line 1: Washermanpet - Mannadi - Chennai Fort - Chennai Central - Chennai Egmore - Thousand Lights - Gemini flyover - Teynampet - Nandanam - Saidapet - Little Mount - Guindy - Alandur - Meenambakkam - Chennai International Airport
Length: 23.2km (11km underground)

Line 2: Chennai Fort - Chennai Central - Vepery - Shenoy Nagar - Anna Nagar - Thirumangalam - Arumbakkam - CMBT - Vadapalani - Ashok Nagar - KK Nagar - Guindy Estate - Alandur - St Thomas Mount
Length: 23.3km (9km underground)


Stations
Stations will be placed at an average distance of 1.25km on both the lines.


Inter Modal transit facilities
The metro corridors would provide connection with various other transport systems in the city:

Chennai suburban railway network: Washermanpet, Chennai Fort, Chennai Central, Chennai Egmore, Guindy, St Thomas Mount
Chennai MRTS network: Chennai Fort, St Thomas Mount
Chennai MTC bus terminuses: Broadway bus terminus, Chennai Central, Chennai Egmore, Anna Nagar, CMBT, Vadapalani, KK Nagar, DMS, Saidapet, Guindy
Chennai International Airport
 

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From an earlier post





Indian Express, 10 November

Chennai Metro's Unique:

Both the corridors will have direct links to commuters
of
Suburban trains, M.R.T.S trains,
Central Station, Egmore Station,
Koyambedu bus terminus.

U/G boring will be Japanese Technology
Both the corridors will have 20.5 Km
Underground..

14 Km from Washermenpet and Saidapet in Corridor 1 and
6.0 Km in Corridor 2 between Shenoy Nagar
and Anna Nagar.

Anna Salai
No digging..

Tunnels:
From Washermenpet will move 12 metres below the road
surface and
there will be no hindrance to road traffic.

Elevated:
Even for elevated structure only one pillar unlike

twin pillars of the MRTS with a width of
2m along the median,
expandable by another metre during piling.

Stations:
One station for every 1.25 Km.

Corridor 1:
Washermenpet, Mannadi,Fort,Central,
Egmore,L.I.C,Thousand Lights, Gemini,
Teynampet, Chamiers Road Jn, Saidapet, Halda Jn,
Guindy, Alandur, Meenambakkam, Trisulam.

Corridor 2:
Fort, Central, Vepery, KMCH,Aminjikarai,
Shenoy Nagar, Anna Nagar 1, Anna Nagar 2,
Thirumangalam, Arumbakkam, CMBT, Vadapalani,
Ashok Nagar, KK Nagar, SIDCO,Alandur, St Thomas Mount.
 

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Whats the difference between a MRTS and metro? I thought both were the same. In metro you would have airconditioned trains with automatic doors and other advance technologies. It is a urban mode of transport. Chennai MRTS uses local trains/ EMUs manufactured in India and it does not have some of the these train technologies. If I am not wrong Delhi metro and Mumbai metro were also called MRTS before in the press and by government officials and later called a metro.
 

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Well a Metro is one where the gauge is used specific for only that purpose. So to say the Chennai MRTS is a real Metro (with local EMUs used) since they do not share this line with any other trains except these. Chennai's Central-Gummudipoondi EMU line is shared by other fast trains/passenger trains is not a metro line.

However the initiative in all cities is an integrated metro where all this done separately by faster more efficient trains with higher standards than EMU in terms of comfort. we may never know if they are planning to use the same metro trains for thr MRTS stretch too later so it will all be a composite Metro structure.
 

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Thanks vmukund

I hope they create an integrated metro were the newly constructed mrts becomes a part of the newly proposed metro and is classifed as a metro
 

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Thanks vmukund

I hope they create an integrated metro were the newly constructed mrts becomes a part of the newly proposed metro and is classifed as a metro

I would be very happy if they run fully airconditioned trains on mrts route.or provide more first class carriages fully airconditioned and charge twice the regular fare on all these routes.
 

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^^

I think then SR - Chennai MRTS has look after foreign supplier. Do we get completely AC suburban trains in India?
 

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Corridors
According to the Detailed project report submitted by the DMRC, there are two lines planned:

Line 1: Washermanpet - Mannadi - Chennai Fort - Chennai Central - Chennai Egmore - Thousand Lights - Gemini flyover - Teynampet - Nandanam - Saidapet - Little Mount - Guindy - Alandur - Meenambakkam - Chennai International Airport. Length: 23.2km (11km underground)

Line 2: Chennai Fort - Chennai Central - Vepery - Shenoy Nagar - Anna Nagar - Thirumangalam - Arumbakkam - CMBT - Vadapalani - Ashok Nagar - KK Nagar - Guindy Estate - Alandur - St Thomas Mount . Length: 23.3km (9km underground)

Stations Stations will be placed at an average distance of 1.25km on both the lines.

Inter Modal transit facilities The metro corridors would provide connection with various other transport systems in the city:

Chennai suburban railway network: Washermanpet, Chennai Fort, Chennai Central, Chennai Egmore, Guindy, St Thomas Mount
Chennai MRTS network: Chennai Fort, St Thomas Mount
Chennai MTC bus terminuses: Broadway bus terminus, Chennai Central, Chennai Egmore, Anna Nagar, CMBT, Vadapalani, KK Nagar, DMS, Saidapet, Guindy Chennai International Airport
Chennai Metro rail Limited


cool. :cheers:
project cost: ===== Rs 9,757 Crore
Begin of works: === End 0f 2008
Project Completion: 2013-2014.
 

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Project status from the above site:

A Detailed Project Report (DPR) relating to the Chennai Metro Rail Project was prepared and submitted by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) who have successfully designed and implemented the Delhi Metro Rail Project. The DPR envisages the creation of 2 initial corridors under the proposed Chennai Metro Rail Project as shown below:



Corridor


Length

Washermenpet to Airport


23.1 kms

Fort to St. Thomas Mount


23.4 kms

Total


46.5 kms



The details of the two corridors are given below:



CMRL_Map_S1



Corridor-1: Washermenpet – Broadway (Prakasam Road), Chennai Central Station – Rippon Building along Cooum River – Tarapore Towers – Spencers – Gemini – Anna Salai – Saidapet – Guindy – Chennai Airport.



Corridor-2: Chennai Fort – Chennai Central – along EVR Periyar Salai – Vepery, Kilpauk Medical College, Aminjikarai, Shenoy Nagar – Annanagar East – Anna Nagar Tirumangalam – Koyambedu – CMBT – along Inner Ring Road – Vadapalani – Ashok Nagar – SIDCO – Alandur – St. Thomas Mount.



Part of this project will be underground and the remaining on elevated portions. The alignment and stations given above are tentative and subject to change during detailed design and execution



The Government of Tamil Nadu have approved in principle the two initial corridors mentioned above. The Government of India are also keen on implementing this Project. The proposal sent by the Government of Tamil Nadu for Central Government funding is awaiting approval.



The estimated cost of this project (in March 2007 prices) is Rs.9,757 crores. Of this, the Central and State Governments together are expected to contribute about 40%. The balance amount of the expenditure is expected to be met by a loan to be granted by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation.



The Government of Tamil Nadu have created a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for implementing the Chennai Metro Rail Project. This SPV named as “Chennai Metro Rail Limited” was incorporated on 03.12.2007 under the Companies Act.



The Government of Tamil Nadu have also notified the engagement of DMRC as the Interim / Prime consultants for the implementation of Chennai Metro Rail Project.



The contact mission of JBIC visited Chennai on 22.1.08 and held detailed discussions with the officials connected with the implementation of Chennai Metro Rail Project. In continuation of the visit of the contact team of JBIC, a high level delegation led by the Hon’ble Minister for Local Administration Thiru M.K. Stalin, visited Tokyo and held discussions with the Executive Director General and other officials of JBIC at the Headquarters of JBIC on 6.2.2008. In that meeting the JBIC delegation had expressed its keen interest in considering the Metro project for possible financing. The JBIC’s Special Assistance for Project Formation (SAPROF) study is underway.
http://www.chennaimetrorail.gov.in/Project_status.html
 

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Centre's support to Chennai Metro

Chennai, March 22

The Union Government is expected to have a 50 per cent shareholding in Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL), a special purpose vehicle implementing the Rs 9,757-crore Chennai Metro project in the city. At present, CMRL is fully-owned by the Tamil Nadu Government.

Out of the total project cost, the Central and State governments will both fund around 40 per cent of the amount. Official Development Assistance from the Government of Japan/Japanese Bank of International Cooperation is expected to fund the balance, according to an advertisement issued by CMRL seeking expression of interest for the project' general consultancy. The consultants will assist the company in project implementation. - Our Bureau
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/2008/03/23/stories/2008032351190501.htm
 

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http://www.chennaimetrorail.gov.in/

Enjoy!
Its very informative, however we just hope it goes well!
:lol: The picture of a train on every page of the website is that of the Deutsche Bahn (German Railways). They could have used a picture of some metro train instead of using that of railways. Its funny to see how well they have used photoshop to remove the DB sign in the front.

Hope they have a more professional website when the project actually takes off.
 

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Metro Rail work to start soon

Thursday April 3 2008 12:31 IST

CHENNAI: Finance Minister M Anbazhagan on Wednesday expressed confidence that work on the Metro Rail Project would commence soon.

Replying to the discussion on the budget for 2008- 09 in the Assembly, the Minister said during the previous year, the State Government had sanctioned Rs.50 crore towards share capital of the Metro Rail Corporation and Rs.300 crore had been allotted for the purpose in the current financial year.

The Detailed Project Report was ready and Delhi Metro Rail Limited had been appointed as the interim project consultant,the Minister said and added that tenders had been floated for detailed engineering aspects. The project would be implemented after getting clearance from the Centre as well as financial assistance from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation.

http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems...ennai&Topic=0&
 
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