Chennai Metro Phase II: L&T Awarded Contract To Build 10 Km Elevated Viaduct And 10 Stations
Chennai Metro Phase II is planned for a 118.9 Km network with 128 stations consisting of three corridors.
L&T has been awarded Package C3 in Phase II to build an elevated viaduct of 10 km, including an elevated ramp and ten elevated metro stations.
Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has been awarded Package C3 in Phase II of the Chennai Metro Rail (CMRL) Project.
The scope of this package involves the construction of an elevated viaduct of approximately 10 km, including an elevated ramp and ten elevated metro stations at Nehru Nagar, Kandanchavadi, Perungudi, Thoraipakkam, Mettukuppam, PTC colony, Okkiyampet, Karapakkam, Okkiyam Thoraipakkam and Sholinganallur.
This elevated Metro Rail package is to be constructed in 35 Months.
L&T is already executing four packages of CMRL Phase II, of which one is underground, and the other three are elevated packages. L&T had earlier completed some packages in Chennai Metro Phase I.
The Phase-I of Chennai Metro covers 54 km in two corridors, namely Washermenpet to Airport (23 Km), Chennai Central to St.Thomas Mount (21.96 Km) and extension from Washermanpet to Wimco Nagar (9 km) in Thiruvottriyur.
Phase II expansion has been planned for a 118.9 Km network with 128 Stations. It consists of three Corridors, i.e. Corridor -3 from Madhavaram to SIPCOT (45.8 Km), Corridor -4 from Lighthouse to Poonamalle Bypass (26.1 Km), Corridor-5 from Madhavaram to Sholinganallur (47 Km). The estimated cost of the project is Rs 63,246 crore.
Chennai Metropolitan Area (CMA) comprises the City of Chennai, 16 Municipalities, 20 Town Panchayats and 214 Village Panchayats in 10 Panchayat Unions.
As per Census 2011, the CMA and City area population is 89.2 lakh and 46.8 lakh, respectively.
The rapid growth of the vehicular population has laid severe stress on the urban transport system in Chennai, and thus rapid expansion of metro transit systems is envisaged.
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