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Chennai Metro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Chennai Metro
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Chennai Metro Rail (Tamil: ெச ை ன ெம ேர ர ா ய ) is an upcoming rapid transit system in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The Phase I of the project consisting of two corridors covering a length of 45.1 km is under construction. The elevated section of the project is scheduled to be operational by 2013 and the entire project is scheduled to be completed by the financial year 2014-2015. About 55% of the corridors in Phase I is underground and the remaining is elevated.

Chennai Metro Rail

1 Background 2 History 2.1 Planning 2.2 Other proposals 2.3 Construction history 2.3.1 2008 2.3.2 2009 2.3.3 2010 2.3.4 2011 2.3.5 2012 3 Design 4 Lines and routes 4.1 Line 1 4.2 Line 2 5 Rolling stock 6 Fares 7 Stations 8 Proposed connections 9 Future expansion 9.1 Phase II 9.1.1 Line 3 9.1.2 Line 4 9.1.3 Line 5 9.2 Takeover of MRTS 9.3 Tambaram extension 10 Parks taken over for construction 11 Accidents and incidents 11.1 During construction 12 Gallery 13 See also 14 References 15 External links Background Owner Locale Transit type Number of lines Number of stations Chief executive Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL)[1] Chennai, Tamil Nadu Rapid Transit 2 (under construction in Phase I) 3 (proposed in Phase II) 41 (Phase I + extension) K Rajaraman, M D[2]

Headquarters Chennai Website http://www.chennaimetrorail.gov.in/ Operation Operation will start Operator(s) Number of vehicles Train length 2013 (Elevated Section on Corridor 2) CMRL 42 (Phase I) 86.5 m Technical System length Track gauge 117.046 km (72.73 mi) [Phase I, extension and Phase II] standard gauge

Electrification 25 kV, 50 Hz AC through overhead catenary Top speed 80 km/h (50 mph)

Chennai is the fourth largest metropolitan city in India. In recent years, the population has risen rapidly and thus required the need for reliable and safe transportation. Currently, the city already has multiple modes of transportation including an extensive bus system run by the Chennai MTC. The transportation network is augmented by the Chennai suburban railway network run by the Southern Railway. Furthermore, the Southern Railway runs the Chennai Mass Rapid Transit System, an elevated metropolitan railway system was sanctioned in 1984 to relieve congestion in central Chennai. Despite the improvement measures that were made, traffic congestion has continued to be an issue for both the residents and the city government. As a result, the Chennai Corporation has decided to implement the Chennai Metro project which will provide another mode of transportation for Chennai. Mr K.Rajaraman IAS, 1989 Batch Officer of Tamil Nadu Cadre has been named as the Managing Director of CMRL.





Chennai Metro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

After the success of the Delhi Metro, a similar system has been planned for the city of Chennai by E. Sreedharan of the DMRC to the then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Karunanidhi. The plan was later dropped in favour of a highly ambitious monorail network, spread over the whole city during Jayalalitha's tenure. Karunanidhi revived the metro rail project to life once again by including it in the 2007-08 State Government's budget, and an amount of 50 crores had been sanctioned for preliminary works which included a Detailed Project Report (DPR) to be prepared by the DMRC Rail Project (http://www.tn.gov.in/budget/budsp07_08_2.htm#Metro). The approval for the project was finally given by the state cabinet on 7 November 2007 and is to be executed by a special purpose vehicle, the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL). A total of 7 lines have been planned by the DMRC for the Chennai Metro network. Two routes are currently under construction as part of the first phase, with several planned for future phases of the metro network. Line Line 1 Tiruvottiyur...
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