Tamil Nadu: Final Stretch of Chennai Metro Phase-1 From AG-DMS To Washermanpet To Begin Operations In February
Tamil Nadu: Final Stretch of Chennai Metro Phase-1 From AG-DMS To Washermanpet To Begin Operations In FebruaryCMRL officials during an inspection (Source:@chennaimetrorail/Facebook)

The final stretch of Chennai Metro’s Phase-1, running from AG-DMS to Washermanpet, will most probably be inaugurated either on 6 or 10 February 2019, reports Metro Rail News.

The inauguration, initially planned for January 30, had to be pushed to February first week keeping in mind the convenience of authorities. Sources say that the postponing of the inauguration by Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) authorities was due to the ongoing Parliament session.

The function, to take place at the Chennai Central Metro Rail station, will be inaugurated by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami.

The Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS), who had inspected the stations and tunnels along 10-km stretch from AG-DMS to Washermanpet and reported some infringements at LIC and Thousand Lights stations will once again check the stretch.

Sources say that if the corrective measures are taken and the CMRS is satisfied, they will get the final compulsory approval certificate in a few days.

Once the Chennai Metro Rail Limited receives the certificate, the entire stretch of the 45 km of Phase-1 will be operational. The Metro is planning to increase the frequency of trains and timings too.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber