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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

Contents
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)

Background
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...
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