Metro rail ready to open key lines

CHENNAI: A 12 months after products and services began on the city’s first underground metro rail stretch, between Thirumangalam and Nehru Park via Poonamallee High Road, Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) is readying to open different stations on the direction including part of Central Metro in addition to stations on Anna Salai.

On Monday morning, the commissioner of metro rail protection began remaining leg of inspections on those strains. If the strains obtain the reputable go-ahead after the realization of the inspections, CMRL will open metro rail stretches from Nehru Park to Central Metro and Little Mount to AG-DMS earlier than the tip of May, officers stated.



A staff of officers from the commission of railway protection (CRS), below the ministry of civil aviation, headed by the railway protection commissioner Okay A Manoharan, started the inspections at the Shenoy Nagar station. The officers will until Tuesday conduct exams on the upline from Shenoy Nagar to Central (5.62km), overlaying six stations, and the downline from Central Metro to Nehru Park (2.5km), linking three stations.

The CMRS stated it had verified paperwork related to the stations and tunnels that CMRL submitted earlier than the inspections. An independent protection evaluate was also carried out previous to the CMRS inspection and metro rail received a certificate for the line between Shenoy Nagar and Central.

The commissioner will check up on the 4.5km line between Little Mount and AG-DMS on May 18 and 19 after receiving the independent protection evaluate certificate. “We gets the certificate in a few days,” the commissioner stated. At Central Metro, the staff will take a look at the upper monitor to Egmore and beyond on Poonamallee High Road and the concourse degree. The decrease monitor degree linking Washermenpet on one facet and Anna Salai via May Day Park on the different isn't but in a position.


“We will be checking monitor parameters, tunnels and stations, calibration of the trains and firefighting techniques among others,” Manoharan stated. “We will also witness mock firefighting drills to test the efficiency of the tunnel ventilation and exhaust machine.”


Once the strains are opened, commuters will be capable to take a direct experience on the transit machine from Central Metro to Koyambedu and the airport via stations on Poonamallee High Road.


Passengers from Anna Salai will also be capable to get to the airport in 30 mins or continue to CMBT after moving corridors at Alandur.


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