Metro’s Chennai Central To Washermanpet and Chennai Central to AG-DMS Stretches To Open By JanuaryChennai metro train runs from Alandur to Koyambedu after the formal inauguration. (representative picture) (Jaison G/India Today Group/Getty Images)

Chennai Metro’s Washermanpet to Chennai Central and Chennai Central to AG-DMS stretches will start operations by last week of January, The Hindu has reported. These two underground stretches will complete the Phase I of the metro project in the city. The first phase of Chennai Metro is 45 km in length.

Inauguration of the two stretches was delayed because the signalling system required to run the metro had not been completed.

“The Germany-based company has agreed to hand over the signalling software in the first week of January,” an official told The Hindu . After the final inspection by the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS), the inauguration of these metro stretches will be done.

Chennai Central to AG-DMS metro is 4.1-km-long and comprises of stations which include Thousand Lights, LIC and Government Estate. The Washermanpet to Chennai Central stretch runs for 3.4 km. Mannady and High Court metro stations are part of the Washermanpet - Chennai Central metro stretch.

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